Laurence Aëgerter, CATHÉDRALES, (2013)
The starting point of Laurence Aëgerter’s artistic project is the 1949 catalogue, Cathédrales et églises de France, (Cathedrals and Churches of France), published by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Tourism. The artist focused her attention on the image of the five portals of the church of Bourges. In her Amsterdam studio, she placed the image close to the window and allowed the incidence of natural light to impact the image, which we observe as we look through the book. She photographed the image every minute during two hours, obtaining 120 photographs of light variations upon the same object. A second shadow, which is also visible, redraws the image, presenting us with its new interpretation.