After Malik Nejmi, Mohammed Bourouissa, Olivier Cablat and Kourtney Roy, this year’s Carte Blanche spotlights the work of Léa Habourdin and Thibault Brunet.
“Despite having always been part of our surroundings, the betting shop [PMU in French] was never more than a distant, abstract world that we pictured in terms of the images that vaguely imposed themselves on our mind’s eye: swirls of cigarette smoke, punters head-down studying form, horses with names like abstract aphorisms, queues at the betting counter… Immediately we knew that these more or less fantasy images would become our starting point, and that we would produce not a documentary view but a metaphorical, dream-like work.”
Born in 1982, holds a Master of the Higher School of Fine Arts of Nimes. In 2008, his first series, Vice City, made from a video game, part of the exhibition reGeneration 2: Photographers of tomorrow, the Museum of the Elysée in Lausanne. In 2012, its work and FPS Vice City are simultaneously exposed during the Month of Photography in Paris (binomial gallery), Berlin (Computer Spiele Museum) and Vienna (MUSA). Recently, his last series, First Person Shooter and Landscapes, were published and exhibited among FOAM Talents 2013 and presented as part of the 12th Biennale de Lyon. In 2014, he participated in the photographic assignment France (s) exposed to liquid Territory Tri Postal in Lille. Thibault Brunet is represented by Galerie in Paris and Binomial Heinzer–Reszler in Lausanne.
Born in 1985, grew up in the north of France and studied printmaking and drawing at the School of Art and Graphic Industries ESTIENNE in Paris and photography at the National School of Photography in Arles . In her work, she is interested in his contemporaries through the prism of a scientific approach mixed with the observation of the intimate. In 2011, the book series of grievances, exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles, received the Jury Prize for Boutographies (Photographic Encounters Montpellier) and the Bourse du Talent. In 2013, his work Objective evidence I: notes about the attraction is presented for the first time in Lianzhou foto festival. In 2014, she exhibited Cahiers of grievances in Berlin in the gallery EXP 12. This work will give birth in January 2015 publication The Gun Dogs.