”Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I’ve never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.”
Roland Barthes, The face of Garbo, Mythologies, 1957.
Produced in thirteen large cities, this project is as far as I know the largest of its kind ever produced. Paradoxically, although travel represents an opening, this is a metaphor of confinement: no longer a real world, but a world where the exterior and the other blend together with the interior and an internal confinement. I am a 42-year-old French artist living in Paris. My approach to photography is related to my approach to pictures in general: an aesthetics of globalization, the quest for a unique human and cultural identity that comes before regional culture.
graffiti tributes to the late Chris Marker have been popping up around Paris since his death in late July. it’s only a matter of time before the city is covered in cats.