to the rhythm of the landscape
With Linda Sanchez, guest artist at the OVNi festival.
October 07 to December 2, 2023
Opening on Friday, October 6 at 6pm.
Galerie Eva Vautier is pleased to present the exhibition au rythme du paysage by simone simon. This new exhibition presents the artist's latest series of photographs, Histoire d'eau the fruit of multiple trips to Iceland, Picardy and the Mediterranean.
As part of the OVNi (Objectif Vidéo Nice) festival, simone simon presents the video installation au rythme du paysage and Linda Sanchez (Prix Révélations Emerige 2017), guest artist, presents the film 11752 mètres et des poussières...
A photographer by trade, simone simon has been developing an artistic practice combining photography, video, sound recordings and written testimonials since 2000. Each of his projects is built pragmatically, to render a raw, often poetic reality. After several socially and politically inspired projects (including the Nu series presented in 2019 in the exhibition corps/voix territoire de l'intime at the gallery) simone simon's new series of photographs focuses on a new dialogue, through mastery of movement.
According to Chiara Palermo, curator and Doctor ofPhilosophy " In the Histoire d'eau series, dialogue plays a different role [que dans les précédents projets de l’artiste]. It becomes dance through movement
of the photographer, speech becomes gesture, and the image is the result of this speechless communication that animates the image. [...] We can recognize the closeness to the artist's previous projects, which stem from a a militant and aesthetic strategy that often sought ideological points of attack to denounce the transformation of society into an act in and consumerist commodification. She played on emotions, difference and the marginality of acquired stories, through plural narratives. In Histoire d'eau, she plays on the plurality of the image and the discontinuity of each moment, without abandoning the realism that characterizes her work. "
Gilles Renault, in Libération, March 2023, after Histoire d'eau simone simon's solo exhibition at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Versailles:
" simone simon's evanescent landscapes jealously preserve their enigmatic quality, floating, indecisive lands with no boundaries or demarcations, where solid and liquid elements cohabit, superimposing each other in a delicate dialogue tinged with timeless melancholy, at most disturbed by what we guess to be the flight of a bird. From Iceland to the Bay of the Somme, however, humans have no place here, as they are undesirable on these vertical strips that often evoke a pictorial register inviting contemplation. "