Louise Desnos – Scroll – Installation in collaboration with Sophia Taillet (designer)
Galerie du Pop Up
14 rue Abel — 75012 Paris
From March 18 to March 31, 2019
Sophia Taillet, designer, and Louise Desnos, photographer, collaborate in the creation of an installation named «Scroll». Together, they confront and decontextualize their work, in order to question our perception of reality, and our way of apprehending it at the time of the dematerialization of images. Inspired in particular by the accidental staging of images in the street and their coexistence with street furniture (deformed, torn advertising posters), they seek to reinterpret images by confronting them with métal structures and vice versa.
Departing from a traditional transcription of reality through (two-dimensional) photography on the one hand by inscribing the images on flexible materials, and departing from the functionality of objects on the other hand, they question their respective media in order to transcribe a common vision through their installations. The structures seek to become one with the images in order to better reveal them and place them in a new context, with the idea of approaching their initial meaning, but also the sensations they appeal to. The initial materials (forms and images), in meeting them, try to cross the line, to pass from reality to fiction. For example, this portrait of a sleeping man who has become a falling puddle is closer to the sensation of sleep than a simple photograph hanging on the wall. Or again this photo of compressed steel, printed on satin, and folded by the structure. Through their common work, they try to give a new birth to photographic images by a staging device, and even by putting the images in situation.