Psychiatry is a practical part in the hospital. Difficult to describe, quantify and simplify, it escapes many methods of classification. She is an outsider in a health system that is constantly trying to rationalize. I see a parallel with the place of artistic creation in our society. This partly explains the parallel links between the ancient practice of psychiatry and art.
Sylvain Gouraud is a photographer. He is interested in photography as an object in itself, which it queries the own materiality in relation to disadvantaged social backgrounds and lack of visibility, returning the ultimate effect of this medium ranking that operates generally.
The political aspect is recurrent in the work of Sylvain Gouraud.
This is what allows him to return to his subject, it is a reflection on the organization of our societies.
He uses photography as a fact, a look that sometimes become active: how photography can be the engine of our political actions.
For this, he does not hesitate to involve the public, questioning the notion of copyright, so dear to our time.