"Invited to confront himself to the heritage of the Grotte Chauvet, Raphaël Dallaporta has imagined an immersive visual approach as if we were physically entering the cave.
For ten years, Raphaël Dallaporta has developed photographic protocols which allow him to renew our look on a given subject, through unexpected images. The panoramas he imagined for the Chauvet Cave go beyond the traditional limits of the photographic medium, in order to account for the tortuous landscape of the cave, marked by engravings and paintings dated at 36 000 B.C. Inspired by the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, Raphaël Dallaporta’s approach aims at rendering on a plane surface the 360° views of the cave.
These photographs reveal in a single image the different layers of history, from the first images of humanity to the current landscape, modelled by the water. These striking photographs skillfully blend together science, technique and artistic creation."
This work is made of 2 volumes; one with the French-only texts (presentation of the Chauvet cave, its history and its drawings and paintings, and description of the techincal procedures used by Dallaporta to create the images) and the other one with the images made by the photographer (this second book does not contain a single printed character).
NB : The two volumes are Japanese-bound.
You can listen here to an interview by Brigitte patient with Raphaël Dallaporta in the show Regardez Voir on French radio France Inter (dated Jan. 15th, 2017).
40 pages (texts) + 140 pages (images) - Hardcovers in soft slipcase
Editions Xavier Barral, 2016
Format : 24 x 32 cm
New - Mint condition
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