If the work of Monique Deregibus remains committed to meet with cities – not just which of course – because it will always try to keep alive a form of violence in representation that would intimate equivalence the very act of photography. In this context, the title of the exhibition (and book) is a kind of impertinent challenge to thwart the tragic fate of the city to fully explain what light of love, through his heroic gesture, wins and is now able to haunt the area.
Monique Deregibus is a photographer and professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux – Arts in Lyon. “The Cyprus House, 2009-2013” is the third book produced in collaboration with Filigranes, Paris.
Each of the photographic series, inherited from a history of the conceptual landscape, is devoted to specific territories, sometimes near or far, always showing a strong interest for the unconscious reminiscences contained in the plan as well as for the notions of architecture and territory urban. These spaces, most of which are recorded in an editorial work, can be read as forming the abandoned scene of human tragedies.