This is Julien Coquentin‘s new book, a work of cyanotypes, landscapes and portraits!
In the form of an ecological and sociological investigation, Oreille coupée penetrates the wood, follows its edge, the border that the peasant disputes with wild animals.
“Two paws heralded his return. One had been placed in a plastic bag hung on the cemetery gate. The other, suspended on the threshold of the town hall. They belonged to the same animal. A few days earlier, a flock of sheep had been attacked. We knew then that the beast was back.
I crossed the broken stride of Severed Ear, while I was sitting in the large reading room of the Departmental Archives. A female wolf. One of the last of her kind before the long absence. I probably lacked imagination, because I did not suspect that the animal could extricate itself from the legend to return to inhabit our lands. Yet every day the wolf is all over. Yesterday there, today here.
From the house, I watch the forest gently descending to the river. Something is happening, something indefinable and invisible. Something unexpected is creeping up.”
Julien Coquentin : Oreille coupée
size: 20 x 25 cm
82 four-color photographs
printed on 3 different papers
cloth cover bound with hot stamping
Released March 16, 2023
retail price: 42 euros
The “Oreille coupée” series will be exhibited at the Carré d’art in Chartres-de-Bretagne from March 17 to May 3, 2023
Opening Thursday March 16, 2023
Then in Strasbourg and Nantes…