Chauvet — Pont d’Arc, L'inappropriable
Raphaël Dallaporta, Chauvet – Pont-d’Arc L’inappropriable (Éditions Xavier Barral, 2016) © Raphaël Dallaporta / Éditions Xavier Barral
Following the release of his book Chauvet - Pont d'arc, L'inappropriable, published by Éditions Xavier Barral, the photographer Raphaël Dallaporta discusses with Rémi Labrusse, art historia, lecturer at Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense and Christophe Renard, artistic director and graphic designer.
Invited to flood the Grotte Chauvet by the image, Raphaël Dallaporta imagined a photographic protocol which gives the feeling of being physically immerge into the cave. He was inspired by the technique of map projection invented by the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller in 1946. The image becomes a pattern with breaked lines which jostles our mental representations, in a spectacular bursting of the cave enclosed space. To reproduce the tortuous reliefs covered by 36 000 years old cave paintings, Dallaporta's overviews go beyond the traditional limits of photography. This work renders flat 360° views from the cave in a conversation between science, technique and creative activity.
Raphaël Dallaporta will discuss this project with one of the authors, Rémi Labrusse, and with Christophe Renard which handles the graphic design of Chauvet – Pont d’arc, L'Inappropriable.
A book signing will precede the meeting at 7 PM at BAL BOOKS.