Yasmina Benabderrahmane

Bain céleste… - Installation - 2015

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 17


Bain céleste… crissement, tréfonds et volupté (Heavenly bath… rustling, depths and pleasure) is a journey over a photograph that is dreamlike and apocalyptic (in the close, etymological sense of the world: apokaluptein – to discover, reveal).

Thanks to a process of chemical modification, based on a traditional photographic practice known as mordançage, an inert mass comes to life in the developing fluid. An anthropomorphic landscape appears, grainy flesh is revealed.

The epidermal surface is the theatre of a sensorial, visual and aural experience. A photosensitive epidermis peels away, moves and becomes a remnant. A micro-organism and a “micro-sound” appear and begin an infinitesimal journey in the matter/object. The exposed surface retains the various traces like a body, a magnified landscape, which makes it sacred.

Yasmina Benabderrahmane