Mr & Mrs Invisible /
Black Twins /
Anon. : photographies anonymes. Photo Poche N° 143 ANNE-MARIE GARAT – PRÉFACE
Auteur : Collectif
Éditeur : Actes Sud
Langue : français
ISBN 13 : 978-2-330-01223-6
Prix : 14,90 EUR
Merci encore à Cécile Kambouchner et Clément Chéroux pour leurs soutiens respectifs.
CONCERT- LIVE – AAnonymes – Concert de Zack Miskin – 24/02/11
AAnonymes sera projeté en musique live et en mouvement pour le concert du dernier album du violonceliste américain Zackary Miskin « For your safety » (Naïve) demain soir au Centre Barbara.
Paul Bourgois et Jeremy Boulard ont superbement contaminé AAnonymes avec le monde mécanico-sensible d’Eadweard Muybridge spécialement réalisé en StopMotion pour ce concert.
1, rue de Fleury 75018 Paris
Jeudi 24 février 2011, 20h30
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
6th OCTOBER - PRESS REVIEW – NY ARTS MAGAZINE – « Who loves Niepce ? »
3th OCTOBER – NEW VIDEO release - ( PART 2 ) SLOW MOTION – AANONYMOUS PHOTORAPHY
19th AUGUST, 2010, THIS IS THE END
THE SHOW MUST GOES ON / (UN)PUBLISHED CLICHÉS
The essential question, I think, is its aim. Why show anonymous photographs at a time when the digital image seems to rule supreme?
Perhaps because the infinite possibilities of anonymous images and the casualness with which they were taken make them an inexhaustible source of energy and surprise. They are a condensed user’s manual for subverting all photographic practices and, in the end, a brotherly tribute to humanity.
Anonymous photographs weren’t meant to be seductive, or even thought about, and this is perhaps what is missing in contemporary photography. Their sole aim was to justify a fleeting moment, an existence, to mechanically leave a trace for future generations, chemical imprints on paper, « latent images » of ourselves via which our aura can endure in other people’s memories.
I have always been surprised by anonymous photographs, by that quality inherent in all “found” photographs: a visceral attachment to their time and that aerial detachment that makes them timeless objects of reflection – and perhaps quite simply because they are an amateur practice. They transcend their own moment.
The seminal idea of this project was never to build up a collection that could acquire status and value, but to explore an idea of its contemporaneity. To quote Lavoisier: « nothing is lost, nothing is created, and everything is transformed.” Images of the past already exist in images of the present.
The prime focus of this curatorial project is not the process of accumulation but the mechanism of recognition, the way in which it makes us reconsider the concept of beauty. To look at an anonymous photograph is to explore all the paths of the soul, to recognise beauty where one’s personal history enables us to see it and others cannot. It is the logic of the beauty belonging to each individual that fascinates me rather than the process of collection and identification.
The digital medium and the blog were the immediate choices. Quite simply because I considered it important to talk about ancient photography with current promotional tools, and because the blog allows one to distil unidentified visual objects drop by drop. And finally because no exhibition space would have shown these images 365 days ago… Slumbering within us all there is that black flag saying: « If you’re not given space, take it! »
This project is now reaching the end of its 365-day cycle. For 365 days, 365 anonymous photographs have proved that the photographic object is in no way contradicted by its digital representation.
The aim was never to create an “endless story” but to confront a point of view. All this would have lost its meaning if it had been otherwise. And when the exhibition ends, AAnonymes will remain ad vitam digitae in the great collective memory of Internet.
Photography is a combat sport.
This is only a beginning.
The show must goes on.
Arcachon, 19 August 2010
28th JULY, 2010, NEWSLETTER
3rd JULY, 2010, EXHIBITION
Exhibition « SHOOT! (Existential Photography) » from Clément Chéroux at the Rencontres d’Arles 2010 with an AAnonymes vintage. Works from Erik Kessels collection, Niki de Saint Phalle, Rudolf Steiner, Patrick Zachmann, Christian Marclay, Agnès Geoffray, Oscar Bony, Jean-François Lecourt, Emilie Pitoiset, Sylvia Ballhause, Martin Becka & Maximilien Roy, vintage « tir photographique » with Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre, François Truffaut, Man Ray & Lee Miller, Paul & Nusch Eluard, Federico Fellini & Rinaldo Geleng, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gilles Deleuze, Brassaï, Juliette Greco & Robert Delpire.
Catalogue published by Revolver Publishing
1st JULY, 2010, NEW WEBSITE
A brand new website for the one-year exhibition to last forever on the Web !
A easier access to the texts, information ressources and vintage photography for a better understanding. This new version will be able to support further developpments of the project.
1st JULY, 2010, NEWSLETTER
AAnonymes.org is a tribute to Nicéphore Nièpce who invented the first stabilized picture of the History. The Kodak Brownie began largely instrumental in photography’s democratisation and opened the way for modern photography, a photography catering for the masses, whose collective, immediate and simultaneous. Photography transformed individual memories into objects that one can posses and create a collective visual grammar.
The passage from the ancient to the modern world was consummated.
17th JANUARY, 2010,