As part of the cycle “The Eternal Detour”, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva is exhibiting Steeve Iuncker’s work “L’instant de ma mort”.
The diptychs that make up this exhibition are created in two stages. A first shot is taken at the very moment of arrival on the scene, with a semi-spontaneous framing, very close to the first “glance”. The second photo is taken after the removal of the body. The second photo was taken after the body was removed, from about the same point of view, in a very similar frame.
In the diptych presentation, the second image seems to photograph the absence of the body, as tracking its subliminal persistence, its auratic echo. Dissociated, it would lose all or much of its tragic dimension.
“My work aims to restore colour and smell to death, at a time when the illusion of immortality distorts our perception of the human condition.”