Nathalie Joffre

 

 

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Déformations aux baudruches (2010)

6 channel-projection of 6 photographs. Installation. Dimensions variable.

Déformations aux baudruches is a series of photographs that are the record of a performance, on a beach just after the sunset. It involves two persons (the artist and A.G. that together form the character “Valentine Armand”).
The recorded action visually explores the act of exhaling through balloon inflation. By exhaling air into the balloon, the performers modify their shape of their faces. Each of them takes pictures of the other’s face, lightened by a pocket lamp. Before so familiar, the faces become uncanny masks.