Amaury da Cunha art installation combines photographies and recorded spoken words which encompass his two latest books. A narrative : « Histoire souterraine» (Rouergue) and a photography book: « HS, images d'une histoire souterraine." (Filigranes). What is the power of a story or of a photograph confronted to the experience of loss or of mourning? Do we need images to cope with the memory’s flaws? Those questions are paramount in Amaury da Cunha creative work presented in the philosopher Auguste Comte’s home. The texture of those two recent publications is at the heart of the exhibition, the silence of the images mirroring the intimacy of an inner voice.
The Maison d’Auguste Comte is the apartment where the French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857) lived. Located in the Rue Monsieur-le-Prince, 10, it’s the last place he occupied, from 1841 to 1857, the last 16 years of his life. Afterwards his disciples took care of the apartment where his philosophy was born, observing the last will of their master. The apartment has become a museum open to visitors and is now the property of an international Association dedicated to Auguste Comte. After crossing the doorstep, the visitor can see the Comtes home as he knew it, with the original furnitures and his own personal objects. The thematic tour recently established gives the visitor informations about Comte’s philosophy while preserving the apartment's authenticity.
With the support of Picto Foundation