The gallery RVB Books is holding its second exhibition devoted to the work of Marina Gadonneix. In the series Landscapes and The house That burn Every Day, the artist weaves a complex link between documentary and fiction by exploring places that have been temporarily abandoned.
Landscapes presents a previously unpublished series by Marina Gadonneix who, over years of research, has brought together a collection of singular images: blue or green overlays, used as neutral backgrounds for special effects in cinema and on television. Images between abstraction and figuration, place and non-place, fullness and emptiness, these landscapes, once subtracted from their matrix, may only be considered as images in their abstract representation.
The House That Burns Every Day recalls a fable whose story, in ashes, would no longer reach us. Marina Gadonneix has chosen to haunt a dummy house used by firemen to become familiar with fire and fighting it. In short, a room of fiction. Fire has raged, soon it will flare up again. In this interstice, Gadonneix collects these artificial ruins. From a distance, the spectator can cope with the worst. The worst, in this work, is always yet to come.
Marina Gadonneix lives and works in Paris. Graduated from the national school of photography, Arles. France.
The House That Burns Every Day
With the participation of Marcelline Delbecq
From March 22nd to May 4th, 2013
95, rue Julien Lacroix
Wednesday – Saturday 1pm – 7pm
Marina Gadonneix & Marcelline Delbecq
Editions RVB Book
20 colors photographs, 88 pages
500 copies numbered
ISBN : 979-10-90306-05-9
The house that burns every day
Text by Christian Milovanoff
Editions RVB Book
28X35cm, 32 pages
16 BW photographs
ISBN : 979-10-90306-10-3