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Bénédicte Blondeau, Ce qu’il reste, 2019

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Planet earth at night. Seeing the world from above. Everywhere mankind has transformed the landscape, illustrated by the lights of the cities shining in the dark. Planet earth seen from its depths. A wild and spontaneous swinging. Instinctive. Organic. Ce qu’il reste is not about rupture. It’s a change of perspective, a movement of come and go from one side to the other, reminding that the environment shaped and controlled by mankind is also fragile and ephemeral. Some things die, others appear. Transform. Regenerate. Ce qu’il reste is an invitation to travel – in space, but also in time. A journey through images created with a camera. Photography itself is often considered as the medium of the ephemeral. It shows us a moment that undeniably belongs to the past, reveals our passages in a constantly changing reality, like a scar recalling our memories: a metaphor of the fragility of human existence. But it is that same medium which eventually leads the spectator to a change of perspective, showing what remains when the same spaces are left by those who once inhabited them, with their individual stories and collective memories. Far from the turmoil of men, in the silent depths of the earth, an imperturbable and majestic movement continues its slow trajectory undertaken hundreds of millions of years ago. And maybe for eternity.

Bénédicte Blondeau, Ce qu’il reste

XYZ BOOKS, 2019

First edition Edition of 450 copies

Editing by Tiago Casanova and Pedro Guimarães

Design by Joana Durães

20 x 28 cm

52 pages

24 duotone plates

4 CMYK plates copper paper (offset print + silk screen)

Softcover

English

ISBN 978-989-99063-9-6