Edouard Taufenbach & Régis Campo — Le Bleu du ciel


Photography, sound - music

Edouard Taufenbach & Régis Campo
Le Bleu du ciel

Past: February 2 → 16, 2021

The Swiss Life 4-Hand Prize is the only photography and music prize in France. Intended to reveal talents, it rewards every two years a project which mixes the original creation of a photographer and one of a composer. One year after being awarded the prize, Edouard Taufenbach (photographer) and Régis Campo (composer) present their joint original work Le Bleu du ciel in a never-before-seen exhibition at the Galerie Thierry Bigaignon.

Twice a year, swallows cross the Sahara and the Mediterranean to reach sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Observing their migrating journey, Edouard Taufenbach sought to develop a sensitive representation of the passage of time, movement, and exchanges and circulations within a space. The movement of the swallows in the sky is the object of a fascination that feeds the imagination. The birds seem to follow a score made of ruptures, accelerations and silences, drawing abstract forms as signs to be interpreted.

This series is an experiment at the crossroads of artistic and scientific uses of photographic and musical mediums. Between formal rigor and subjective narration, the research deploys an approach where the swallow in flight, representing a vector of force, gives form and matter to an insatiable desire for freedom with the sky as perspective.

Without ever illustrating each other, image and music chase each other, successively surpassing each other. An acrobatic exercise where the repetition of rhythms and motifs based on the composition of the iterative music dialogues with the repetition of organized images. From one square to another, from one bar to another, from one swallow to another, Le Bleu du Ciel draws spaces of freedom, constructing a feeling of movement, speed, line breaks, so characteristic of the flight of swallows.

  • Edouard Taufenbach & Régis Campo — Le Bleu du Ciel — Rencontre et signature du livre Event Saturday, February 6, 2021 12 PM → 7 PM

    Published by the Editions Filigranes, the book is a beautiful collectors item. Presented in an accordeon form factor the photographs of Edouard Taufenbach are gorgeously sequenced and can be viewed while listening to the music of Régis Campo as the tracks are both downlodable and printed on a CD.

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The artists

  • Edouard Taufenbach
  • Régis Campo