Images From A Quiet World

A series of steel engraved plates with images taken from the project A Quiet World. Steel is the major construction material on earth, and, despite the constant increase of technologies' digitization, still remains a very emblematic substance. However, when polished, its surface has a deep dark blue reflection, and I wanted to explore both fascination for the hardness of the metal and its aesthetic quality, which echoes with more precious metals as gold, silver or copper. The act of engraving allows to fix the ephemeral in a stable form; random video dithering has been transformed into steel plates, as a sort of memorial. The stills were picked in various YouTube shootings, depicting how diverse, strange, lovely and hostile the world can be. I a certain way, Images from a Quiet World is a political claim for considering the world, its life, our lives, as a whole, and taking some distance from our day-to-day experience.

Massive Chemical Explosion and Fire 50 x 75 cm engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Baltimore Raw Riots Footage I 50 x 75 cm engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Amazing Demolition Of A Skyscraper 50 x 75 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Baltimore Riots Raw Footage II 50 x 75 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Images From A Quiet World - Exhibition View 2015

Images From A Quiet World - Exhibition View 2015

Battlefield Syria II - Jihadists (and text) 25 x 40 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Mishka's Saying Merry Christmas (and text) 25 x 40 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

US marines - The Hand 8 x 13 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

US Marines - The Mountain 7,5 x 12 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Let Me Show You My Pets - Dog and Forest (and text) 25 x 40 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Battlefield Syria I - Flowers (and text) 25 x 40 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Wolves 7,5 x 12 cm engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Enemies 7,5 x 12 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Dubai Extreme Constructions - Buildings 7,5 x 12 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Dubai Extreme Constructions I - Operators 7,5 x 12 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Battlefield Syria III - The Tree 25 x 40 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

Dogs Playing In The Garden (Au hasard d'un système...) 25 x 40 engraved and inked steel plate 2015

I Always Will Love You - Statues 7,5 x 12 cm engraved and inked steel plate 2015