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Bénédicte Blondeau Ce qu'il Reste

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Planet earth at night. Seeing the world from above. Everywhere mankind has transformed the landscape, illustrated by the lights of the cities shining in the dark.

Planet earth seen from its depths. A wild and spontaneous swinging. Instinctive. Organic.

 

Ce qu’il reste is not about rupture. It’s a change of perspective, a movement of come and go from one side to the other, reminding that the environment shaped and controlled by mankind is also fragile and ephemeral. Some things die, others appear. Transform. Regenerate.

 

Ce qu’il reste is an invitation to travel - in space, but also in time. A journey through images created with a camera. Photography itself is often considered as the medium of the ephemeral. It shows us a moment that undeniably belongs to the past, reveals our passages in a constantly changing reality, like a scar recalling our memories: a metaphor of the fragility of human existence. But it is that same medium which eventually leads the spectator to a change of perspective, showing what remains when the same spaces are left by those who once inhabited them, with their individual stories and collective memories. Far from the turmoil of men, in the silent depths of the earth, an imperturbable and majestic movement continues its slow trajectory undertaken hundreds of millions of years ago. And maybe for eternity.

Bénédicte Blondeau Ce qu'il Reste

Photographs: Bénédicte Blondeau

Editing: Bénédicte Blondeau, Tiago Casanova and Pedro Guimarães

Design: Joana Durães

Prepress: Pedro Guimarães

Printing: Maiadouro

 

2019

XYZ Books

52 pages

cover: copper paper (offset print + silk screen)

inside: 24 duotone plates and 4 CMYK plates

20 x 28 cm

Softcover

First Edition

Edition of 450 copies

ISBN 978-989-99063-9-6

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2019-10-30

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