Virginie Otth. Pour l'instant.

Editor Photo Elysée, Lausanne et art&fiction, Lausanne
Publication date 2023
Dimensions 18 x 24 cm
Number of pages 108
ISBN ISBN 978-2-88964-069-0
Price CHF 35.00

Capturing the almost-nothing, the everyday, the desire through a gaze. Between oneself and the world: photography as a focus. Is it possible to seize power (in imagery) with affection and gentleness? How to escape the ordinary, the commonplace, and the trivial aspects of the repetition of our actions, our needs, and the landscape?

This book is not an exhibition catalog. One finds in it, alternately and through repetition: the almost-nothings (what is lacking when, at least in appearance, nothing is lacking); the everydayness (each day is different, each day is the same, it's obvious and then not); lakes (a daily practice, a meditation, a protocol); illusions of desire (a subjective, loving, or interested gaze).

This everyday life is material life. Today, it's a plant; tomorrow, it's a sex, a glass of water, a wave, a ray of light. The image in an intimate sense, without any particular brilliance. It is a passage through the diaphragm, omission, emptiness: each day, the impossible catalog of the world.

With texts by David Gagnebin-de Bons and Marie Taillefer.

Virginie Otth is a photographer and visual artist, born in 1971 in Lausanne. She is a graduate of the Vevey School of Photography, a resident at FABRICA (IT), and a scholar of the New York Film Academy. Since the 2000s, she has been teaching photography at CEPV in Vevey and later at the HEAD in Geneva. In recent years, she has been pursuing a personal approach based on the question of "how the image becomes an object," as well as research on visual perception, bridging the gap between the eye and the mind.

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