Night(s) is a collective exhibition dedicated to nocturnal ambiences, where the moonlight meets the parisian worldliness and installations of the CIA in Berlin. Vincent Catala presents his work “Jane at nightfall”, the evocation of mysterious disappearances in the back alleys of Rio.
”Rio de Janeiro, 2008. I meet Jane, prostitute, who accepts that I follow her, that I share her nights with her : blind little streets, motels full of fuzzy whisperings, fleeting meetings suddenly emerging from the darkness and vanishing short after. One year later, when I come back to Rio, she has disappeared. I’m told she is dead. My questions run into silence and lies. A frailty clue: Jane could have been seen, very weakened. I come back to Rio in 2010 , explore every place we were together and listen to rumors leading to nothing. She is regarded as dead or sick, here or there. Deadlock. I end up finding her house, but in vain. Jane has vanished into the night of Rio de Janeiro.”