Marines, landscapes and small incidents de Vincent DebanneTue, 04/06/2013 - 20:00 - Fri, 26/07/2013 - 20:00 Vincent Debanne
The development of my images is based on a long process because they are created by using software, editing by accumulation, empirically and by method of exaggeration. It is inspired on appropriate imitation of places - which often have a function of device and they can be business centers, shopping malls, factories, workplaces, places of leisure, places of power and social habits that I have observed.
My images are articulated according to the use of time, to the use of anachronistic effects and the work between aesthetics and politics.
In my photographic work, references to the history of painting are turned into tools of parody: games are the description of what is «contemporary».
The use of a past iconography (matrix of my images), such as propaganda and painting from the past, allows me to update the description of our reality and to reveal its archaisms (1).
(1)"The contemporary inscribes itself in the present by marking it above the archaic. Only he, who perceives the signs and signatures of the archaic in the most modern and recent, can be contemporary.”
Giorgio Agamben, What is an Apparatus and Other Essays, Standford University Press. Essay What is the Contemporary, chapter 6, p50.