Photographies
EN The project lying-down figures was made up from photographic archives disc-overed by the historian Pierre Schill. The photographs of Gaston Chérau dating from 1911 were made near Tripoli, in the territory of what is now Libya. These archives result from the commission of an article about the...
EN Inspired by police archives showing items produced as evidence during a hold- up the series presents assertive compositions with spill-over neutral effects which nonetheless remain undefined. Close to a minimal choreography, the gestures become suspended and fixed by the authority of the given...
FR 13 Fragments Installation photographique, composée, d’une part, de 13 tables lumineuses de format A5, sur lesquelles sont présentées 13 diapositives 6x6, et d’autre part, d’un tirage photographique de format A4. A travers la réappropriation d’une photographie marquante de notre histoire...
EN A distended moment, intermediate, where the body sways, hesitates, leans over. By means of a photographic image and the use of slides, Agnès Geoffray proceeds with the re-editing of a film dating from 1912 showing an eminently dramatic event. The notion of catastrophic suspense which hovers...
EN The series Sans titre uses the assembly and putting together processes as the reformulation of a new reality. From collected images, as ones or as diptychs, the whole results in multiple associations around the idea of suspense, this frozen moment between fall and ascent, between collapse and...
EN An abstract and strange sign language takes place between two characters: an adult and a teenager. The gestures are somewhere between an act of attention, instruction, domination and even perversion. The uncluttered form of this piece highlights the ambivalence of this strange ritual, which...
EN Largely inspired by The Defaming Portrait and by the hung man's figure, the series Les Suspendus uses assemblage and montage to rephrase a new reality, which combines two images in a series of several diptychs. Agnès Geoffray interrogates the fictional power of imagery through her own staging...
EN The photograph collection Incidental Gestures stems from loss, lack and absence. This photo series is based on the reappropriation of archival images, which Agnès Geoffray manipulated in order to give a different reality. Images in this series are retouched, falsified and reinvented. Thus, the...
ENG In recent years Agnes Geoffray has created a series of highly charged nocturnal photographs, which are impregnated with evocative power and conjure dark associations. In these, time, place and circumstance are not indicated but left open to hypothesis. Permeated by a deep sense of...