150 x 180 mm
This publication is part of the Archipel #4 residency (2020-2021) led by the Frac Grand Large Hauts-de-France.
Through landscape images of vegetation, mountains and skies, my work explores the materiality of the image through various manipulations of photographs. By way of rolling, crumpling, cutting, punching, blurring and folding paper, I attempt to establish a dialogue between content and form. The project sets traps for the gaze, hollowing out details and playing with perspective. It’s an experience that engages the viewer’s entire body; photographs come out of the frame, detaching themselves from the wall into a space in which they evolve. It’s the displacement of the spectator that activates the entanglement of the image – in all its reliefs and volumes.
About the Artist
Marc-Antoine Garnier was born in 1989. He lives and works in Rouen. A graduate of the École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, Marc-Antoine Garnier has been trying for many years to question photography through its spatialization, its relationship to the support as well as its sculptural power . This desire to emancipate oneself from the classic use of the photographic medium induces new relationships between the image and the viewer and today finds itself intimately linked to nature. Beyond the image, it is its materiality that leads us to question our relationship to time, to our own existence and encourages us to fuel our reflection on nature and the human condition.