In front of a dark field is the title of the book in relation to the exhibition at the gallery girls Calvary during the Mois de la Photo in Paris in 2012 of two new series conducted in parallel by Corinne Mercadier. Solo Black Screen and differ from previous works of the artist by the passage of Polaroid SX70 digital photography. These two series, in so doing, a continuation of the work, which is reflected in the previous monograph Watermarks “Corinne Mercadierin 2007: Solo found in the dark skies, the staging, the enigmatic characters and objects launched. But things have changed big sticks, tires, balls, lines delimit spaces that evoke a game whose rules escape. Objects and characters in the foreground the most of this theater to obscure hangers, dance, whether stationary or in motion.
Black Screen could be negative Solo scenes that we discover as we open a secret door in getting used to black. A stack of plates, sheets, bed radiate an extreme brightness. This series was visible in Dreaming Journal, published by Watermark in 1999. Invoice photographic Black Screen serves as raw material for a mental image.

Corinne Mercadier

Artiste, Photographe

Lives and works in Paris.
Represented by the Gallery Les filles du calvaire in Paris. She has regularly exhibited since 1998 at the Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris, and at the Galerie Alan Klotz in New York in 2006 and 2008.
In 2001 she was awarded the Altadis Prize. In 2003, she obtained an order from the Reattu Museum and the Ministry of Culture, where she realized La Suite d’Arles, exhibited during the International Meeting of Photography. In 2013 she was a finalist in the Marc Ladreit Academy of Fine Arts Prize at La Charrière.
It is present in the collections of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, FNAC, and the National Library, the Polaroid Collection. She published most of her books at Filigranes Editions, Où commence le ciel ?, Dreaming Journal, La Suite d’Arles, une monographie en 2007, and Devant un champ obscur, in 2012.
Charles-Arthur Boyer is the pseudonym of Marc Donnadieu. Born in 1960, Jerada (Morocco), it is, since September 2010, curator for contemporary art at LaM – Lille Métropole Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Art Brut (Villeneuve d’Ascq) , having been the director of the Regional Fund of Contemporary Art Normandy from 1999 to 2010. He is currently a member of the Commission of acquisitions Photography (2010/2012) of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, having been a member of the Arts Commission of acquisitions from 2001 to 2003.