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gargoyle tree projections by clément briend
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oct 19, 2012
gargoyle tree projections by clément briend


‘journées du patrimoine, domaine de saint-cloud’, 2012 by clément briend

 

 

french artist clément briend uses the medium of projection art as a photographic exploration of nightfall, with his most recent iteration –
enititled ‘journées du patrimoine, domaine de saint-cloud’ – depicting images of expressive gargoyles hidden amongst the trees of paris.
the nocturnal imagery capitalizes on the natural texture of the leaves to create striking light illustrations – bringing them to life.
the large-scale pieces are produced through multiple photo quality large format projectors, from which he removed the continuous
light source with a flash and modified the optical part of the projector to fully optimize the flow of light.

 

briend says of the work:

 

I always wanted to photograph the world without it being too faithful to what it is. I always imagined devices that can transform
and intervene with the light in things that I photograph. the focus became photographs that include projections and hence the
idea of doing shows with projected images
.’

 

 


the nocturnal imagery capitalizes on the natural texture of the leaves

 

 


the large-scale pieces are produced through multiple photo quality large format projectors

 

 


the pieces appear strikingly realistic

 

 


the artist uses the medium of projection art as a photographic exploration of nightfall

 

 


briend modified projectors to be able to create the large size of the illustrations

 

 


a projection in paris, france

 

 


‘cambodian trees’, 2010
phnom penh

 

 


the projector used for the artwork

 

 


a timelapse video showing multiple projection projects by clément briend

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