Marie Angeletti, Discovery Award, Rencontres d’Arles 2016
ARTIST PRESENTED BY STÉPHANIE MOISDON
For Marie Angeletti, photography is a fragmented narrative medium, a blank surface upon which experiences, staged scenes, existing situations, and everything beyond and in the background of the image itself, including the viewer, are projected in a system open to other possible stories. Her project evolves as she meets diff erent people and receives various commissions. They are starting points for a story that branches out in several directions and does not lend itself to immediate understanding.
Marie Angeletti uses photography to transcribe experiences, existing systems, or what surrounds the image itself. The narrative background suggests more than it explains, letting the images act as surfaces of projection. Encounters and commissions are usually the starting point of her work. Her collaboration since 2012 with paint manufacturer Pébéo, the images from the Cranford Collection, Kim’s Karaoke in Berlin or the party at the Moulins agricultural high school are situations as much as exhibitions, making us think about the fragile boundaries of the latter’s stabilised space. Angeletti uses photography with a flexibility that characterises the digital circulation of images and a fluidity that results from modes of existence. Those images lie at the intersection of two trajectories. One, analytical and aesthetic, explores how art circulates and is consumed in all its forms, from the freest to the most institutionalised. The other, more existential, is about everyday roaming that seeks the point where the individual and the collective meet.
Prints and framing by Central DUPON Images, Paris.
Exhibition venue: Grande Halle.