(Română) AUTOPORTRAIT ET ALTÉRITÉ DANS L’ŒUVRE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE FRANCESCA WOODMAN

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Francesca Woodman’s work is mainly constituted of claimed self-portraits, but also other photos which let appear a faceless body, cut by the picture’s frame or simply hidden by an object. This glance shift could debate Emmanuel Lévinas’s theory of the face epiphany, nevertheless, even when the face doesn’t reveal itself a transcendence takes place. Self-portrait is put in balance in Francesca’s Woodman’s artworks, as her photos let appear an identity under construction, which develops according to the plastic concerns of the artist and her interferences with artistic circles. It is a character in fragmentation, a non-entity (Chris Townsend) appearing as …


(Română) ROLAND BARTHES PAR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE. DISCOURS SUR SOI, ENGENDREMENT ET FILIATION DANS LA CHAMBRE CLAIRE

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La Chambre Claire is a collection of several essays on the essence of photography, organized around several photographs – mostly of unknown characters – most of them taken by professionals.   However, as his reflection develops, his discourse keeps venturing out of the main road. Five years after the publication of his very formal biography (Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes), the writer, exploring the vast field of photography follows an introspective path which leads him, as the text develops, to re-discover himself: discovering new truth about himself, uncovering himself to the reader. So much so that something of an intuition …