Social organization breeds its dissidents, its rejects and marginals. To approach these social outcasts there are mostly documents or images emanating from the circle of power. Le Royaume is the portrait of an imaginary community created between 2017 and 2019, tinted with magic and ritual. My approach in this work resembles that of an archeologist : reviving dead worlds, renewing the dialogue with beings from another time, to tell the story of our present as well as possible. These bodies are penetrated by a force which destabilizes them and creates a vast field of tensions. Their race towards an unknown place also reconnects with the notion of a rite of passage, of time suspended, where the ordinary reorganizes itself and resets itself to link an individual to a group. The blue, gold or black colored mud make the faces and bodies anonymous and offers itself as a second skin, a protection from the outside as well. It allows the body to liberate itself, to be violent and tender. This community of characters speaks to us of a dark and diluvian time. These gestures and bodies, whose significance remains mysterious, narrates a life in the fringes of a Realm without images. Their existence is ambiguous but tenacious and described my ambivalent and agonizing LoveHate relationship to our world.
Founded in 2011, Galerie Madé is devoted to contemporary photography.