Comme la proue d’un navire
|277 × 185 mm
print-run 100 copies
277 x 185 mm
published by Filigranes Éditions / indekeuken éditions
Comme la proue d’un navire is born from a collection of snapshots being collected through methodical research on the Internet to build an archive; necessarily non-exhaustive results corresponding to the entry “pyramid“ on a search engine at a given time. This art of collecting is understood as a way of gathering what is scattered, of making an inventory of fixtures, but also as a will to ward off the ephemeral and virtual nature of these photographs.
Comme la proue d’un navire as publication is also a study, that of a shape and infinite architectural declensions to which it has given rise around the world. Through the diversity of uses, styles and contexts, there is a fascination for a simple geometrical form of the pyramid and its symbolic scope, the same craze for this figure of social or spiritual elevation. The emphasis on her, whether visual or literary, oscillates between romanticism, kitsch, megalomania and esotericism, with ever-present filigree, the persistence of the ancient.