Coline Jourdan

Filigranes Editions 

AUTOR: Coline Jourdan

TEXTS: Fabien Ribéry 

Dimensions: 6.6 x 9.8 inches 
Languages: French/Anglais
Price: 25,00 €
Print Run: 500 exemplaires
ISBN: 978-2-35046-520-3

During her residency, Coline Jourdan questions the subversive relations between Humans and their environment. The mechanisms of the photographic developing process, based on chemical reactions, are particularly toxic for the environment. However, in this process, anthotyping stands out by the absence of chemicals. As it uses plants, anthotyping makes it possible the creation of a non-toxic but ephemeral image, disappearing at each glance. Through an experimental approach to photography combined with research into life sciences, Coline wishes to question the fragility of the landscape, whose disappearance is at the heart of current events. Coline Jourdan

"We can walk for a long time in the landscape, be delighted about a waterway, picnic in the clearing of a forest, without realizing the place, like many others from now on, has become unlivable, that it is affected by a curse. They are places of invisible health scandals, rotten fruits of the industrial exploitation of the land and result of the human action who do not think about consequences. By squeezing it out every last drop, by extracting all its matter, by profaning it without any awareness of its fundamental unity, we impose on it a distress that is soon transmitted to the carefree walkers within the perimeter of its dismemberment."