LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES / BYOPAPER!

NIGHT OF THE YEAR / BYOPAPER!

Silent Giant has been selected by BYOPAPER! for The Night of the Year that takes place at The Papeteries Étienne during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles, the world’s first international photography festival.  On Friday July 7, the Night of the Year drew 6,800 people to the Papeteries Étienne.

Silent Giant (2018) is a recent series of collage, part of the Latitude 0 to 3 project, a study about the landscape that aims to highlight how the identity of the landscape is the result of the synthesis of both natural and cultural components.

The collages reflect on the concept of identity of the landscape starting from the relationship between nature and its perception. The subject of the images shows the mountain landscape of the Alps together with historical faces of the cinema: Lillian Gish (The Birth of a Nation, D. W. Griffith, 1915), Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour, Luis Buñuel, 1967) and Nastassja Kinski (Tess, Roman Polanski, 1981).