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SPÉCULAIRE is a silver photomontage series by Edouard Taufenbach based on his collaboration with the film director and photograph collector Sébastien Lifshitz. The latter’s anonym photographic fund tackles gender, homosexuality and, more broadly the hedonism, the freedom of bodies naked or half, that blossoms in the realm of intimacy but also when in contact with nature at the edge of the water or on the sports fields. Taufenbach used it as the source material of his plastic experiments to give a new dimension to this vernacular photographs. Meticulous arrangments of dozens fragments in color or B&W, Taufenbach’s collages play on the distortion and multiplication of viewpoints, creating stereoscopic effects particularly suggestive.
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