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Richon, Olivier, 2019, Show, Exhibition or Event, Allegories

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Allegories ranges from work made between 1983 and 2016. Always taken in an interior, these photographs depict the life of objects and animals, calling attention to the fixed, static and arrested time particular to photography: a dream-time confined to interior spaces. Here the space of photography is purely imaginary, even if it uses everyday objects and animals.

The parrot looks like an illustration for learning words… P for parrot, but it also reminds us of a literary parrot, the one Flaubert writes about in his short story, A Simple Heart. Like a photograph, parrots are eloquent but have no sense of grammar. Farm animals, out of place, wander in the corridors of a provincial art school… A bunch of asparagus, tied together, is stubbornly silent. A broken egg hosts a butter knife… Vegetables are compared with geometric forms…. Two lemons hold books open… Am academic monkey stares at the spectator. This is not so much a metaphysics of objects than a paraphysics of forms -this so-called science of imaginary solutions. Here image making recalls the dictum of Salvador Dali… Photography, pure creation of the mind (1927)

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 09:14
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 09:14
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3988

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