Reverb est une proposition imaginée autour des premières séries de Nicolas Comment, photographe et auteur-compositeur. Les images dialoguent ici avec la littérature, la poésie et l’objet même qu’est le livre de photographies. Parmi ceux réalisés par l’artiste : La desserte (2001), Le point (2003), L’oiseleur (2003), A*** (2004), Fading (2006) et Est-ce l’Est (2008), sa romance berlinoise.

 

“Les images de Reverb, gorgées de grain et de lumières intermédiaires, ont toutes été réalisées au moyen d’un boitier argentique, pour la plupart en France. Des forets du massif central aux cotes bretonnes. Sur la route, au bord d’un fleuve ou au sein de quelque hôtel secret où dorment des odeurs particulières et mélancoliques, des papiers-peints merveilleux. La  «réverbération » de Comment, c’est l’histoire d’une trajectoire dans l’espace et le temps. Le rêve, le verbe. Le reflet lumineux et la chambre d’écho. L’observation d’un signal et de sa trajectoire, entre le moment de la prise de vue et le moment de l’exposition. « J’ai relu et croisé les images, comme on pourrait le faire avec des mots et des rimes, afin qu’elles puissent dialoguer autrement, à la façon d’un poème.”

Coproducer
Galerie Polka / Chic Medias éditions
Released
15/03/2017
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
235 x 335
Français
Broché
28 photos colors
40 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-421-3
Press review

Nicolas Comment

Auteur, Musicien, Photographe

Photographer and author-composer, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon (1997) and the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris (1999), Nicolas Comment publishes his first book of photographs in 2001, editions Filigranes: “The service” (text by André S. Labarthe), which will be followed by “Le point” in 2003 and “A ***” in 2004 (texts by Bernard Noël). In 2005, his meeting with Rodolphe Burger , then with Jacques Higelin and Yves Simon for whom he works on two albums (“Amor doloroso” and “Rumors”, 2006), brings him closer to the world of music, until the producer Jean-Louis Pierot (Les Valentins / Daho) offers to accompany him in the realization of a personal musical project including the CD-book “Is this the East? (Berliner romanze), published in 2008, is the first part. In collaboration with Patrick Le Bescont, Nicolas Comment has also created the magazine “Saison” at Editions Filigranes and publishes with Anne-Lise Broyer a book on the city of Prague: “Fading” (2006). In 2010, it records a first album produced by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), which will be hailed by the press: “We were God” (Kwaidan / Discograph). In 2012, following the publication of the book “The visit”, he adapted to music, with Xavier Waechter , the latest collection of poems by the writer Bernard Lamarche-Vadel: “Retrouvailles”, which is released on the jazz label Bonsaï Music. The same year, he exhibited at the VU ‘gallery (Paris) a new series of images, the result of a photographic residence made in Mexico and published the book “Mexico City Waltz”, at Filigranes. In 2014, parallel to the publication of the book “T (angel) r” (accompanied by an afterword by Gérard Manset and a single containing two unreleased songs), he exhibited from December 2014 to January 2015 at the gallery 127 (Marrakech) a new series of photographs carried out in Morocco. Her second solo album, “Rose Planet”, (Kwaidan / Because) was released in CD version in 2015 and version 33 T in 2016 (Mediapop) while the collective exhibition “Being beauteous” (with A.-L. A. Da Cunha, Mr. Maurel de Maillé) continues his career in various French museums throughout 2015. In 2016, Nicolas Comment presents in Paris a large exhibition in duet with photographer Bernard Plossu, “Identification of a city “. Then he exhibited in Vichy, as part of the festival “Portrait (s)”, a new series of images devoted to his companion, Milo, which is the subject of the publication of the book “Milo (Songbook)” published by Chic Medias.In 2017, he won the “Residence for photography” prize from the Fondation des Treilles, which allows him to create a new photographic and musical work in the footsteps of the rimbaudian poet Germain Nouveau during the year 2018. His “Journal” Countdown (1991-1999) “, consisting of his first black and white photographs and archival texts, will be published in April 2019.