The aim is to bring together three photographic approaches to animality, far from documentary or zoological visions.
Margot Wallard, Magali Lambert and Pia Elizondo, three authors of Galerie VU’, deliver photographs where the animal is as much a subject as an object of questioning about our own condition.
In the work of Magali Lambert, the animal is embodied for strange resurrections. By engraving drawings on the surface of the photographic material, she invokes hybrid creatures on the portraits of faded taxidermy. Margot Wallard, for her part, has collected the remains of animals left behind by hunters. Looking death in the face to better tame it, in an almost ritual practice, she used the scanner as a camera, between scientific and poetic process. Finally, Pia Elizondo went to meet the residents of the Chapultepec zoo in Mexico City, abandoned during the Covid crisis, to draw up a form of bittersweet chronicle of her encounters, between sequestration and savagery.