Promotion de la Photographie de Presse en Région P.A.C.A.
| Eight appeals and a song
A studious springtime
Distant games (the black tale).
The musician's rebellion.
The railway station having hallucinations.
The sources of the bathrobe.
How can a ghost from childhood like so much bustle ? Outside the bathrobe, the flesh crept without any mad desire for welcome.
Down to the scrapyard.
From one age to another.
In your dream, Fabienne, only you are present.
Life is not a soap opera, but rather a necklace made of flashes of lightning which show up the fantastic world beneath, and all its abundant diversity. This art, riddled with the photographer's own issues, can never be repeated.
And that can only be a good thing.
The exhibition relates eight stories with text by René Char, in sequences of between four and twenty-five pictures per topic, a real series of snapshot poems. Places and nudes are united, are in conflict, are superimposed, penetrating each other in constant movement between the describable and the indescribable.
At the basis of this production, Serge Assier's passionate conviction : All poetic themes originate from a place with which I have fallen madly in love, and then I went to look for the female identity which could have its place there.
The places that Serge Assier is searching for are, at first sight, quite ordinary : a railway station, a park, a river, a quayside, a lounge, a staircase, etc. Demolishing familiar reality, the blaze of the female nude bursts into these places of shadow - the sudden glare subverts the peaceful atmosphere, and rebuilds it around this unexpected light. The magnetic location of this chance encounter also has an effect on the nude itself, which is laid open, even barer and purer. From that moment on, nothing is at peace in the picture. Mutual embodiment between a place and a body, the dazzling, and often fiery exchange which abolishes lifeless banality and produces gushing and surprising poetry.
What Serge Assier is showing us with his eight appeals, accompanied by René Char's song, who accompanies his creative work, is an attempt to make us hear that :
Life is not a soap opera, but rather a necklace made of flashes of lightning which show up the fantastic world beneath, and all its abundant diversity. This art, riddled with the photographer's own issues, can never be repeated. And that can only be a good thing.
Serge Assier is an "eye" listening to what the surface of the day lets us attain only very rarely.
Professor at the Toulouse-Le Mirail University