At the Galerie Durev, Ilion Huit looks at the human capacity to see beauty in the interference between humanity and nature. The exhibition runs from 17 to 26 November.
Swallowed Worlds attracts our attention on an ongoing process, one that challenges and sometimes shakes us, a process that began a long time ago.
Man lives with his ruins, cultivates nostalgic evocations of a golden age, but continues to wreck. Why?
Ilion Huit searches for the answer through observation to highlight our ability to still see beauty in the interference between our humanity and nature. Elegance in chaos, out in the open. Primitive adoration. Cycles we no longer see: construction and deconstruction, nature and its submission, wrath and time, and more broadly life and decay.
Swallowed Worlds is meant to be seen as a fresco of questions: seasons, struggles and tipping points. Nature’s revolt?
Outrages, insults, beyond the grave… Another spring and another autumn…
Ilion Huit is an amateur, and that’s the only thing to remember.
A lover of letters first and foremost, of ancient Greece, of human adventures, past like the Odyssey, or more contemporary. This is where his pseudonym comes from: Ilion or the other name of Troy.
Then, as an amateur photographer since his encounter with the M6, he felt that the camera enabled him to capture the instant and the fleetingness of time. The object is also a tribute to patience: telemetry is a technique of conjunction and convergence, requiring precision, humility, and time. Time that will stretch as he waits for development.
Finally, he is a researcher and lover of “rare exceptional” moments, where he observes subtle or abnormal associations, suspended tipping points. In a world full of resonance, he shares his views, his questions and perhaps his concerns.
56 Bd de La Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris
November 17, 2023 to November 26, 2023