mire#1
'mire#1', 2006
38 x 45" / 98 x 116 cm, Edition of 5

‘WE ENTER THE MACHINE ROOM THAT SMELLS LIKE OLD BONES. A RAINBOW CAME TO DECORATE THE SET AND GIVE COLORS TO THE DIFFERENT PARTS THAT ASKED SO.’

Amaury da Cunha

Gadonneix's workspresent a dialogue between image and its representation. What is a staged image? How does staging become an element in a pictorial composition? Emblematic of the society of spectacle derided by the French philosopher Guy Debord, television studios and stage sets are transformed in Marina Gadonneix's hands into places of abstraction. Gadonneix's photos bring out the virtuality of the spaces, their functionality coming to bloom at the interface between the figurative and the abstract. Gadonneix's works are dialogues within spaces staged along the boundaries of the abstract, creating interesting points of confluence between the history of photography as staging and the history of abstraction. Marina Gadonneix (born 1977) lives and works in Paris. Her work has appeared in solo shows and group exhibitions in France as well as internationally.

Cecile Marie, curator and philosopher


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