Précis de décomposition

In this series, Eric Rondepierre began to make systematic use of film archives. Working in American archives, the artist systematically viewed fragments of anonymous silent movies that had been corroded by the effects of time, damp and poor storage. He photographed the resulting anomalies (erasures, deformations, blotches). Scènes comprises 18 pieces and shows characters in action. Masques comprises eleven pieces and shows faces in close-up. In Cartons the texts of the intertitle cards of silent movies has been corroded. This series comprises thirty pieces.

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