Philippe Durand - Inner Space/chauvet
In ‘Inner Space’, photographer Phillipe Durand (1963) ventures deep into the heart of the Chauvet Cave in southern France, which has been closed to the public since its discovery in 1994. It is one of the oldest painted caves known to the world. Able to fully distance himself from objective representations of this important site, he takes up the artistic challenge to offer a more intimate and subjective view of the cave and the art it holds. To achieve this, Durand combines colour filters with multiple exposure techniques. He unearths the idea of a cave as a place of dreams and imagination, leading the viewer on a psychedelic journey through this celebrated site for prehistoric art.
|96 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, pb, French/English