Abstraction du reel - 2017
Black and White analog photography
limited and numeroted prints
Abstraction du reel -
reality abstractions -
is a series on transparency, to be understood as in the old latin meaning : ‘shining through’. Working on themes of personal and histori-cal memory, travelling, experiences & identity, Burgeat’s work is an invitation to create new narratives through the process of transforma-tion, here via photo-superposition.
These analog photographies are created by superposing pictures on the same film, all the process is manual - there isn’t any photoshop or other software intervention. The film is stocked in place & the pictures are taken one over the other.
While hasard is part of the creative process, it implies a great mastering of the camera to combine images together without any visibility, the final image must be framed by the mind of the photographer.