Alain Fleischer

Galerie Michèle Chomette

This exhibition, entitled “La Vague gelée/The Frozen Wave: cinéma et photographie,” presented fifteen works stemming from Alain Fleischer’s ongoing reflection on the reciprocal relationship between film and photography. This meditation has nourished Fleischer’s work for years, his writings as well as his cinematic and photographic productions. Novelist, essayist, filmmaker, photographer, aesthetician, Fleischer tracks the reality of things beneath their surface, and in so doing, brings to light the limitless strata of appearances, in a mise en abîme that is also a deliberation on time. The installation La Vague gelée, 1998, which gives the show its title, attempts to make visible the fixed origins of the filmic image. The work is composed of three negative enlargements of film stills of waves and a cinematographic projection of the same waves, which for several seconds correspond exactly

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