Alain Fleischer: “The image that returns”

Cinecittà 6 © Alain Fleischer

Happy days with Rops, 1986 © Alain Fleischer

L’apparition du monstre, ventilateur, 2016 © Alain Fleischer

Happy days with Velasquez, 1986 © Alain Fleischer

Autant en emporte le vent, 1979 © Alain Fleischer

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Cinecittà 6 © Alain Fleischer
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Happy days with Rops, 1986 © Alain Fleischer
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L’apparition du monstre, ventilateur, 2016 © Alain Fleischer
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Happy days with Velasquez, 1986 © Alain Fleischer
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Autant en emporte le vent, 1979 © Alain Fleischer

#NICE Through its involvement in reality and the interpretation it gives of it, the image is a form of the imagination through which our consciences and the world are built. Alain Fleischer is the poet. He explores all his potentialities from a reflection on his materiality and his relationship to the sensitive. This game then allows all the fantasies as long as the image is captured as close as possible to its chemical source, in the bath of the film where the figure appears or in the negative that precedes the projection. Photography, video or cinema, all these devices work to trap the image, to make it speak differently through the rebound of irony or poetry. Everything is done to highlight its illusionist character, not through an intellectual or theoretical approach but through the pleasure of experimentation and for the effects of wonder it arouses

Also Alain Fleischer he declines in the rooms of the Musée de la Photographie series of very diverse works that illustrate this “returning image”. Back to the original components of the image which, by mirror effect, offer another look at its construction and lures. A whole range of clever devices confuse the viewer. The blades of a fan set the image in motion or, from a monstrous algorithm, cacti or sofas metamorphose into hybrid creations and take over space. Elsewhere, the artist sensually takes up the naked female bodies of classical painting to place them in another context and for another reading that, always, track down the traps of the image and, by sliding, reveal its negative, a new meaning, a mysterious beauty

Alain Fleischer takes hold of all the corners of our imagination and mythologies to reinvent life. He loves risk, adventure and for him, even failure can turn into a miracle. He exacerbates a dark light with shards of light or dark skies, he refuses to accept flat superimpositions of images but does not hesitate to project them onto a body so that they embrace the living in a fascinating story Photographer, filmmaker and writer at the same time the artist clears our dreams by inventing new mechanisms, by not forbidding anything. The poet remains the one who explores unknown lands.

June 14 -29 September

Alain Fleischer: “The image that returns”

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Michel Gathier

With a literary background, Michel Gathier developed a passion for art very early, particularly during long stays abroad. He has contributed to the magazine “L’art vivant” and now...

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