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JULIE DE WAROQUIER| Chimeras
The fact that two people look exactly the same whereas they are not the same person is fascinating. Twins are like a real dream, or like a miracle. In my series, twins thus represent everything that is not rational but that however exists. The question that is raised could consequently be: nowadays, how do we perceive the things that we can't understand? Which place do we leave for dreams and surprising realities? This series invites us to let ourselves be surprised, to stop thinking that everything in this world should be rationalized.
During several months, I took pictures of twins from all origins and places, trying to reveal the mysteries and magic still existing in our world, that I think twins can symbolize.
OLIVIA LERICHE & VINCENT GOUTAL | Modern World
The photos of Olivia Leriche and Vincent Goutal draw their inspiration from the iconography of advertising that hits our eyes everyday. The characters in scene are young and dynamic. The scenery in which they work reflect a stereotypical social success. However, each image shows a flaw that would escape the flow of a world perfectly coded and planned. The characters seem lost in a moment of absence, unaware of this slump. The evaded look and body expression reveal the fragility of their existence. In this suspended moment photography unveil the intangible, the inexpressible.
NAOHIRO NINOMIYA | Taki Waterfalls
TAKI Waterfalls are a place of mystery for me where I feel an indescribable, inhuman presence that both frightens and intrigues me.
There is a painting entitled “Painting of Nachi waterfall” which, for 14 centuries, was believed to incarnate divinity. The first time I saw this painting, I saw nothing more than an elegant brushstroke on a dark background. Only after did I discover all the details and depth it contained, and renew with my initial, contradictory impression of waterfalls.
"Taki" is a contemporary translation of this painting.
RICHARD ALLENBY-PRATT | Abandoned Project
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
This project imagines a future without people, where the relics of our unrealized ambitions are populated by the species we have, in the present day, come so close to extinguishing. I hope to highlight the fragility of our economic systems and the desperate need for us to live in harmony with the other occupants of our world.
JEROME CLAIR | Lost Generation
"Lost Generation" is a study on the theme of ageing. I was interested in these persons whose old age rhymes with lonelyness today. Treated in the lightness of a situation staged by the installation of a crystal box, the image creates at the same time the link and the distance. It is this duality which questions my work. No judgment, only a report, the photography of two-speed time...
JEREMIE LENOIR | Between Loire and Oceane
This is a one year study about the disintegration of the vernacular landscapes . All photos are taken in a very small area around Angers city, France
PHILIPPE ARACTINGI | Night on Beirut
I have forever been a spontaneous witness of the evolution of this city. I have been filming and taking pictures of it for over 30 years, afraid it might disappear. It is true that Beirut never ceases to evolve, to be destroyed and rebuilt. Today we are experiencing an overwhelming urbanization with city planners allowing for the construction of boundless skyscrapers.
SEVERINE BOURGEOIS | HandHead
Playing with the body. Playing with perception.
Specifically, playing on the perception of our body.
Always a paradox: that of the addition that subtracts.
Extensions of the body, supplements, which take away something: freedom of movement, the usual markers of human proportions.
SERGEY LUTSENKO | New Kind
I made objects of rubbish (mainly from plastic) and then photographed them in the city environment. Various deep-water shone beings, jellyfishes, squids, octopuses … became prototypes of objects. Making animals from plastic accents a close connection between the nature world and the artificial reality created by the human-beings.
"This series shows the cycle of consuming goods that are thrown out by people and how a new form of life can be created from these subjects. These works show us the short duration of consuming goods and their memory after they used to represent a certain importance for their owners.
I try to restore something and give it a new life after being expired. Objects are in fact the visual riddles which destroy borders between a matter and illusion"
GHASAN SAID | Twisted Reality
I’m aiming to make artwork evince a preoccupation with the phenomena of making the familiar strange or assemble images that have been known as familiar knowledge to be seen as an uncanny. Phenomenological philosophers propose that there is an ongoing unconscious negotiation between the sensory information and the human concept.
IEAA is giving this year’s winners, Saeed Khalifa and Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, the unprecedented opportunity to launch their careers onto an international level: securing both winners a two-year representation at the acclaimed Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, Spain) which includes the participation at international arts fairs and group shows. In addition, the artwork will be showcased on Elevision Media’s platform of digital screens across Dubai and an exclusive broadcast on Ikono TV
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