Mélissa Boucher develops photographic projects, videos and artist's editions in which she explores the possibilities and limits of the image, its process of appearance and disappearance, through forms and notions linked to the representation of the intimate. As part of this research, the Scrolling project (2021-2022) grew out of the artist's reflections on the production of images and their alteration, but also out of a desire to create an alternative reading to the fascination exerted by pornographic content. Using a film camera to photograph streaming videos of amateur cam girls, postporn and feminist pornography, the artist has captured intimate gestures and isolated fragments of bodies, gestures and attitudes that would otherwise have been lost in the flow. From these details, these images hidden within the image, the artist brings out a new sensuality. She subjects them to a specific film treatment that gives the models a spectral appearance (in contrast to the flesh brutally exposed by the camera), then superimposes a dielectric pane - a glass whose reflective qualities seem to send the viewer back to his or her role as voyeur - a new screen through which she reappropriates not only the image but also the initial viewing device.
Abraham & Wolff
Abraham & Wolff opened its doors in October 2022 at 12, rue des Saints-Pères in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. This original model of gallery and art concierge offers a challenging, open and curious exhibition program, inspired by the respective histories of the Jocelyn Wolff and Samy Abraham galleries, a contemporary drawing cabinet, as well as technical and material expertise in the presentation and preventive conservation of works of art for collectors.