1. Nicolas Moulin, Four Stills from Interlichtengespenstereinzuladendaranddenken, (2010), HD video projection, 13:40

    Nicolas Moulin’s work represents a kind of potential ‘response’ to our contemporary world, in which sarcasm and romanticism, fascination and horror exist side by side, in a peculiar balance. Our era, abandoned by better futures, seems to have got lost at night in a forest haunted by all the invisible elements that constitute the sources of its anxiety. This dystopia can be seen in all of Nicolas’ work, in which the science fiction that he claims as the culture of his generation no longer evokes a fairy-tale like futurism, but ‘a timeless present made of retroactive memories that generate, through hope or fear, the notion of “tomorrow”’. The disoriented chronologies of his landscapes evoke a vision of the future in which the spectator is confronted with a déjà vu never before seen, a really existing reality made in the image of the implanted memories of the replicants in Blade Runner, and reminding us of JG Ballard’s statement: ‘The role of the artist is now not so much to produce fictions in a world that is saturated with them, but to invent realities’.

    Certain of his works, which I would describe as ‘para-photographic’, explore the notion of ‘fake’. They carefully erase the processes by which they were made, distancing themselves from the idea of a photographic image that re-transcribes, advancing instead the idea that the image quite simply is. Moulin’s landscapes are futurist ‘vestiges’ or ‘false archives’ in black and white, devoted, according to the artist, to revealing a contemporary imaginary, in which – after ‘the future is now’, ‘too much future’ and ‘no future’ – the ‘No Present’ reigns.

     
  1. str8busta likes this
  2. rougharchitecture reblogged this from rudygodinez
  3. tennisdesinge likes this
  4. thrash-and-burn likes this
  5. dirgeofthedawn reblogged this from sistercity
  6. sistercity reblogged this from rudygodinez
  7. jeffgalloway likes this
  8. groundline likes this
  9. jane--doe--archi reblogged this from rudygodinez
  10. amber--vapor likes this
  11. fromcelticpark likes this
  12. thunderboltpagoda likes this
  13. 00casemate reblogged this from blxckscales
  14. blxckscales reblogged this from luketrimble
  15. humandrive likes this
  16. humandrive reblogged this from shdwprjct and added:
    (via TumbleOn)
  17. cherry-lemonade reblogged this from rudygodinez
  18. scntlss reblogged this from michaelvel
  19. larkinlarkin likes this
  20. woo-ooo-yeah reblogged this from michaelvel
  21. phonomo likes this
  22. soultide likes this
  23. mu-rishi reblogged this from michaelvel
  24. collectivedilvortex reblogged this from michaelvel
  25. vampirefiction likes this
  26. imbrogliorosso reblogged this from luketrimble
  27. jamieparkhurst likes this
  28. melodiesandmemory likes this
  29. wyliejames likes this
  30. outwash likes this
  31. etherealprojection likes this
  32. ghosth4cker likes this
  33. 666111000 likes this
  34. fiore-rosso likes this
  35. rawblush likes this
  36. shloen likes this
  37. luketrimble reblogged this from michaelvel
  38. 1990-ac reblogged this from michaelvel
  39. michaelvel reblogged this from razorconfettii
  40. razorconfettii reblogged this from valentinpuyau
  41. kuraoru likes this
  42. yaquiberger reblogged this from rudygodinez
  43. cauldron0 likes this
  44. kpenz22 likes this
  45. oilstain likes this
  46. shdwprjct reblogged this from valentinpuyau
  47. razorconfettii likes this
  48. valentinpuyau reblogged this from rudygodinez
  49. valentinpuyau likes this
  50. thearchade reblogged this from rudygodinez