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STOFLETH, Bertrand

Bertrand StoflethBorn 1978 in Châtenay-Malabry.

Lives and works in Lyon.

Stofleth’s artistic explorations focus on the way people inhabit a given territory, and investigate the uses and representation of landscapes. In his Autour du belvédère series (Around the belvedere), 2001-05, he seeks to write a memoir based on a geography rebuilt from scratch. The landscape photo-observatory project carried out in the heart of the regional park of Monts d’Ardèche (since 2005) and in the Hérault valley (since 2010) constitutes a voyage through time that brings to light changes made in the territory.

Since 2011 this work on landscape mutations is also focused on urban environments, in particular around the arts residences within the Chambéry medical center and in large residential complexes in Bron. In Rhodanie, paysages déclassés (Rhodanie, decommissioned landscapes), starting in 2008, he constructs through a series of set pieces an iconography of daily life that takes into account the various uses and modifications made of and to a river. He is currently continuing his collaboration with Mathieu, in partnership with Marseille Provence 2013 and the Centre national des arts plastiques.

Bertrand Stofleth presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles avec Geoffroy Mathieu in 2012: The dynamic of landscapes, A sequence of images from the photographic observatory of the landscape in the natural regional park of monts d’Ardèche (2005-2012), at the Grande Halle.