Notebook series, 2020

18 Prints (combination of a videostill and a reproduction of notebook page)
Image : 48 x 34 cm
Frame : 63,5 x 47,5 cm

A boy squatting merges with the monumental shadow of the esplanade, people walking up and down an invisible desire path; the uniformity of the vain self-expression in businessmen’s shoes on a metro. In 2017, for half a year I spent around 3 days a week in La Défense, observing and filming people and situations in this very wide agora.

Back in my studio I made a complete inventory of my footage by drawing each clip in my notebook. Thus analyzing and interpreting, I familiarized myself with the subtle and ephemeral scenarios of this public space. This series represents a selection of the archive.

Overview installation at galerie les Filles du Calvaire, 2020

Notebook (Shadow), Frame 63,5 x 47,5 cm

Visitor at galerie Les Filles du Calvaire

still of shadow

notebookpage shadow

Notebook (Krav Maga), frame 63,5 x 47,5 cm

detail notebook

notebookpage (wheel), image 48 x 34 cm

detail notebookpage (zigzag shadow)

Notebookpage (compositions), image 48 x 34 cm

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© Paulien Oltheten, 2021