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SPÉCULAIRE is a silver photo-montage series by Edouard Taufenbach comes from his collaboration with the film director and photograph collector Sébastien Lifshitz. The latter’s anonymous photographic collection tackles gender, homosexuality, and, more broadly, the hedonism, the freedom of bodies naked or half-naked, that blossoms in the realm of intimacy but also when in contact with nature at the water’s edge or on sports fields. Taufenbach used it as a source for his artistic experiments to give a new dimension to these vernacular photographs. Meticulous arrangements of dozens fragments in color or B&W, Taufenbach’s collages, particularly suggestive, play on the distortion and multiplication of viewpoints, creating stereoscopic effects.
Edouard Taufenbach does not just animate flat and fixed images. He manages to inject life into these anonymous photographs of the past in which we usually cannot help but watch out for death at work.
[texte] Etienne Hatt about «Spéculaire», a solo exhibition by Edouard Taufenbach at Galerie Binome, March 15 2018