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Orphée / Younès Klouche

Orphée / Younès Klouche

€34.00


Orphée by Younès Klouche is a photobook inspired by the similarly titled film from 1950 by Jean Cocteau, itself a reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus. Cocteau’s film features simple but ingenious special effects and explores the symbolism of mirrors as a representation of death. In Klouche’s book, mirrors and visual mirroring feature not only in the photographs themselves but in the object of the book and in the physical act of turning the pages whilst reading. As Cocteau himself stated in The Art of Cinema (1992); "We watch ourselves grow old in mirrors. They bring us closer to death."