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L'image éclaire

image de l'oeuvre L'image éclaire de  Ramy Fischler Ramy Fischler

De Ramy Fischler installation 2015

  • 2015 - Exhibition Panorama 17 au Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing de Tourcoing (FR)

I have elaborated a little theory, like a dreaming astrophysicist, for my own personal use. It consists in considering that the world – and our earth in particular – is not lit by a pure, homogenous white light emitted by the sun, but by sunlight that is full of images, and that this big lamp which lights up the world of humankind is rather like a cinema projector. Its light does not illuminate objects that are already here, that pre-exist, as if waiting there in the darkness; instead, beings and objects are brought by the light itself, and do not exist outside it. We are the figures projected by that film. This reverie was the basis of my first installations, comprising an object facing a film projector. Going from artworks to domestic objects, which I sometimes feel are no different, any light source, whether public lighting or the lamps in private interiors could, rather than light up the real environment, bathe it in the images of our dreams or imagination. In the course of my research, and in the lighting produced by Ramy Fischler, I found the same speculative field, but significantly updated by the most innovative technologies. It is no longer a matter of projector and projection but of a screen working recto-verso, at once as a support for animated images and as a reflector sending back the daylight. A transfer, a transformation takes place: the lights that appear in the film, which can be grasped as coming from a painting hanging on the wall, sometimes brought in by the figures, sometimes by events in the sky, become, on the back, and thanks to LED technology, pure light, reflected by the wall. Paradoxically, this light works like a cast shadow, a negative shadow, a white shadow. It faithfully accompanies the figures and the events. Already, certain domestic objects, such as the constantly working TV, with the sound off, or an aquarium, could be used as simple sources of lighting. Ramy Fischler’s lamps gave this family of objects a progeny involving crossovers with cinema, infographics, LED technology and sensors, with, as their distant ancestor, Plato’s cave. Alain Fleischer

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    Le monde éclairé par les images

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