Featured Artist: Yves Medam
MOVEMENT AND TIME
Movement and time are intimately related. Movement occurs in time and time wouldn’t have any meaning without movement. Time, like action, is a continuous flux between past and future and this simultaneity allows us imagine that at the exact same moment, events may happen jointly. In the past few years, my work as a photographer has evolved around the experiment of a process that aims at a different organization of time and space, of a different paradigm. How can one simultaneously evoke past, present and future moment? Since the beginning of my career I tried to find a way to seize the remnant of time, to give it my own meaning and render it.
During a predetermined period of time I photograph every subject that will be incorporated in my composition. Instead of keeping my gaze on a specific point in space and to capture it, I try to cover the whole field and sweep it rapidly, while playing with false perspective, different depth of field and vanishing angles resulting from parallax.Then, I work on a subjective reconstitution of these places and objects, of dissimilar elements, arbitrarily arranged through collage, cutting and successive superimposition. Each image, representing a fraction of the final composition, reveals, by superimposition and harmonization, a scene both faithful and metamorphosed. I then keep myself away from a constricting realism in order to sublimate and reinvent it, yet to get closer to it. Facing these propositions, one doesn’t know anymore if these agglomerates of dissimilar elements are possible or not. They simultaneously describe fragmentation and totality, movement and immutability, indecisiveness and restraint. They straddle between what is and what could have occurred. They cover tracks and suggest new ones.Read more