Christine Lefebvre - 'L’Entre temps'

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20/01/2021 - 14/03/2021

Christine Lefebvre - 'L’Entre temps'

At dawn she slips out of her dwelling place and melts into a vast landscape, her 6x6 camera at the ready. She arrives at the core in a flux of events, some lasting thousands of years, others sudden, ephemeral and flashing. A cascade, a bird. She forgets. She needs a second, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less. Footloose, no tripod, she moves, everything moves.
It’s still dark, and one second out of a life comes to rest in the box, peacefully.
She sees an ice floe tossed about by the waves and asks it for its image. It was already burning away inside her and she recognized it. She has already been ice, fire and earth, the atom. One day, travelling from one journey to another, she meets Eurydice, who was walking in front of her. An upside-down world, with Orpheus behind Eurydice, but for a photographer that’s quite normal. She follows her, a thin old black lady, her skin draped by
life, her hair in two girlish grey plaits.
She stands upright and carries her age with great dignity. She is struck by the fact than an item of knowledge emanates from her: let time accompany us with grace. This is an absolute beauty, truth. The following days, she goes down into the laboratory and develops her photographs.
In this silent space she listens to her score. A gaze fixed on that which unceasingly passes by, breathes and remains.
Corinne Mercadier

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