photographs of Decrauzat's films, this artist's book offers an experiment of retinian excitement echoing the syncopes of the reel. Each copy was bound together following a random repartition system and is therefore unique.
Far from being tied up by the printed form, the images constituting the book Trois films photographiés – A Change of Speed, a Change of Style, a Change of Scene – After Birds – Screen O Scope that are photographs taken during the projection of these three films have been sorted out, selected or dismissed, and finally mixed and reassembled in 18 quires forming a 288 pages book. These 18 quires are then redistributed following a random repartition system in each of the 400 books. Each book offers a particular and unique montage, another rhythm page by page, quire by quire, from peaceful pages to straightforward ruptures, from black landscapes to spots of white light, from powerful contrasts to grey skies, like as many scores and underlying stories.
Limited edition of 400 numbered copies.
Published following Philippe Decrauzat's exhibition “NYSTAGMUS”, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva, from September 23 to November 20, 2011.
Born in 1974, Philippe Decrauzat lives and works in Lausanne.