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Artist: Noémie Goudal

Publishers: LE BAL - RVB Books

To accompany the exhibition Cinquième corps, LE BAL and RVB books published Observatoires by Noémie Goudal.

Noémie Goudal's photographic images are an encounter between reality and fiction. In her Observatoires series, made between 2013 and 2014, she proposes a series of science fiction architectures with sober settings. The images evoke the work of German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, but where they were systematically witnessing industrial landscapes, Noémie Goudal's pieces speak of utopian architecture void of specific eras or spaces. The images are entirely real as the artist does not resort to digital creation. She constructs paper and tape images that she places in a real context to make her photographs.

Produced as a large zine format, the publication features ten photographs from the Observatoires series and an essay by Cliff Lauson, The View from Here.

Publication date:2016
Number of pages: 16 pages
Number of images: 10 images
Weight: 477 g.
Dimensions: 30 × 37 cm
Language:French / English
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