The visual arts festival 'Images' features monumental photography exhibitions by renowned artists. Entirely free, the festival presents the works of about 100 contemporary artists over three weeks.
'SHOOT - La photographie existentielle', one of the exhibitions at 'Images' festival, features Christian Marclay's 'Crossfire', an installation with four screens surrounding the spectator, who is faced with a succession of scenes in which the protagonist fires a gun towards the camera. The vocabulary shared by the act of shooting and the practice of photography (e.g. recharge, aim, shoot), is used as a starting point by the curator to highlight how this practice 'offers the surprising possibility to be photographically embodied while annihilating one's self symbolically'.
The exhibition is curated by Clément Chéroux and coproduced by les Rencontres d’Arles and the Museum Für Photographie, Braunschweig.
'SHOOT ! la photographie existentielle'
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8-30 September 2012
Christian Marclay 'Crossfire' 2008 4 channel video projection © Christian Marclay Courtesy White Cube