The House that burns everyday - RVB BOOKS
Marina Gadonneix’s work weaves a complex link between documentary and fiction through photographs of places given over to temporary neglect.
The House That Burns Everyday recalls a fable whose story, in ashes, would no longer reach us. Marina Gadonneix has chosen to haunt a dummy house used by firemen to become familiar with fire and fighting it. In short, a room of fiction. Fire has raged, soon it will flare up again. In this interstice, Gadonneix collects these artificial ruins. From a distance, the spectator can cope with the worst. The worst, in this work, is always yet to come.
16 black & white photographs
Text: Christian Milovanoff
Edition of 900 copies
Publication date: July 2012
Landscapes - RVB BOOKS
Landscapes presents a previously unpublished series by Marina Gadonneix who, over years of research, has brought together a collection of singular images: blue or green overlays, used as neutral backgrounds for special effects in cinema and on television. Images between abstraction and figuration, place and non-place, fullness and emptiness, these landscapes, once subtracted from their matrix, may only be considered as images in their abstract representation.
And these are indeed landscapes in the accompanying fiction, Blackout, a text written for the series of images by Marcelline Delbecq. Between fiction and reality, real landscapes and mental landscapes, vision and drifting, the text, in its written form as well as in its form as a soundscript, may either add to or take away from the images, whose visual impact appeals to what’s happening off screen as well as to what is beyond consciousness.
Clothbound hard cover
Zig zag binding
20 color photographs
Marcelline Delbecq's fiction
1 audio CD (voice by Marcelline Delbecq, music by Benoît Delbecq) fr. & engl.
Edition of 500 numbered copies