2013 - 2015 | Spray paint on photographs, aluminium leaf collage on photographs
« Created during a post-production artist residency at the Centre Photographique d'Ile de France (CPIF) in Paris during 2013. Created during a post production artist residency at the Centre Photographique d'Ile de France (CPIF) in Paris during 2013.
Perpetual Promiscuity offers various reinterpretations of anonymous photographs, selected according to their narrative, featuring tension for some, puzzling oddity for others.
Although a priori forming a heterogeneous whole, the images are unified and rendered indissociable by a spontaneous manual intervention driven by paint and aluminum. Two types of texture echo each other: the screening of photography mingles with the spattering of paint. This metamorphosis of the photographic medium invites us to step outside the meaning of the original image and consider other combinations.
The result is a series of bizarre shifts, as two antagonistic situations cohabit within the same photograph. The man in the Dance Marathon couple looks exhausted after 24 hours of non-stop dancing, but his left hand is still expelling an intense flow of energy. In Burning House, the hijacking is such that one wonders whether it's really a fire or a fireworks display. Duality imposes itself and ambiguity invites itself, revealing themselves to be, both, the awakeners of Perpetual Promiscuity. »
- Text: Alice-Anne Brassac