L’ANGLE presents its new exhibition EXPO_019 – « Voir les yeux fermés » (“See with closed eyes”) by the photographer Fabrice Domenet from November 15 to December 29, 2019.
Opening of the exhibition in the presence of the photographer and signature of his new book « Voir les yeux fermés » (“See with closed eyes”) published by the young editior BIS Editions, Saturday, November 16 at 18:30
“From the things in the eyes and the eyes to the vision, nothing more passes than things in the hands of the blind and his hands to his thought. ”
Merleau-Ponty in The eye and the Spirit.
On the principle of a filmed sequence, the series « Voir les yeux fermés » (“See with closed eyes”) comes to question our relationship to reality. Wandering in the limbo of the imaginary, the chronology of images is part of a process of a temporal evolution.
Remanences, evocations or omens?
The intention is not in the narration. Only the experience of visions parading like a film whose meaning could be born from the symbolism of each of the “windows” open on the subconscious. Like the experience of the shamanic trance destined to come into contact with the invisible and which consists in creating the union between body and mind, my photographic work comes to question this relationship between the world around us and our inner world. He seeks to make “visible” the manifestation of the non-visible.
Born in 1963, in the city of Biarritz, Fabrice Domenet lives and works in Paris. Initially trained in choreographic studies, he is a dancer while at the same time doing photography as an autodidact. There is a close relationship between these two areas that he has never been able to dissociate. He thus questions respectively the relation of the body-presence to space and time while seeking from a physical experience, to modify our states of perception. Coming from the “silver” generation, he invested very young in his first box and simultaneously acquired a photographic enlarger. Then he exercised in black and white printing in darkroom. Spotted by image experts during the “Photo Doc” 2015 portfolio readings organized by Carré-sur-Seine in Paris, he exhibited for the first time at the Festival Voies Off Arles in 2016. Since then, he has been invited to exhibit in various galleries in Paris, in the provinces and abroad. Presented for the second year in a row at L’ANGLE in Hendaye, and returning from Fotofever 2019 on the gallery booth, Fabrice Domenet is exhibiting his new series « Voir les yeux fermés » (“See with closed eyes”). The series is also the subject of the publication of an eponymous book published by the very young house BIS Editions.
Entirely dedicated to contemporary photography, L’ANGLE presents since the spring of 2018, a space of exhibitions-sales, mediations and formations, opened to all.
Unique in the Pays Basque, located in Hendaye, near and half way to Biarritz and San Sebastian (Spain), L’ANGLE created under the direction of Didier Mandart, designer and photography enthusiast, remains curious to question through the image our relation to the world. Thus, the gallery invites all audiences to discover, exchange and learn contemporary art photography dedicated to travel in all its diversity of meaning.
For this reason, L’ANGLE, which is fully committed to artists and their public, proposes and exhibits works by renowned photographers and young emerging talents, actively representing some of them, permanently. In addition to events within the gallery, L’ANGLE participates in fairs and exhibits outside the walls, as well as a wide program of meetings and training for fans and professionals of the image.
Contact and informations
Didier Mandart – Director
6, rue des Citronniers 64700 Hendaye
From Thursday to Saturday 11am/1pm – 3pm/7pm, Sunday 11am/1pm or on appointment at +33 680 06 28 57
6 rue des Citronniers 64700 Hendaye France
November 15, 2019 to December 29, 2019