Black-and-white Baryta print
There’s a Hitchcockian atmosphere about these pictures within pictures. Gilbert Garcin appears in his own existentialist photos with tongue-incheek titles. Meeting midway between humour and angst, these small fictional self-portraits (in which Mrs Garcin has also featured on occasion) serve as a pretext for a powerful allegory of the human condition. Allusions to art history, Calder, Serra and Morellet are all present.
Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.