Seuils Series, 2008
Ilfochrome on aluminium
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie
RX, Paris / ©
series entitled Seuils (thresholds),
Eric Rondepierre creates a dialogue between scenes extracted from silent films
and stills from film reels that have been cut or damaged. The images contain
and convey obsessions that are shared by cinema and the history of art in
general: the body, desire, eroticism, death, loneliness, etc.
is a curious amalgam, where two mediums and two different times meet. This
association brings cinematographic ghosts back to life in the middle of
contemporary scenes, by contrasting black and white against colour, the difference
in fashion and hairstyles and, more subtly, in attitudes and postures - unfailing
markers of time.
“I see a threshold as an area of hesitation,
breach, and a sign of discontinuity. It is a call to something different, to
the unknown.” Eric Rondepierre.