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A rediscovery of Alix Cleo Roubaud at the BNF

In her brief, brilliant lifetime, Alix Cléo Roubaud (1952-1983) produced a rich corpus of work combining literature, philosophy and photography.

Featuring over two hundred photographs and previously unseen texts and documents, this retrospective aims to represent all the aspects of her art, from self-portraits, sequences and landscapes to purely experimental images. It highlights a singular autobiographical undertaking that focused not only on the essence and theory of the image, but also on the materiality of the photographic print. Photography, as Alix Cléo Roubaud wrote in her diary, is an “expression of the self” and an “exploration of the world”. By photographing herself, her lovers and her daily life, and by reinterpreting her family photographs, she created something akin to a musical score on darkness and light, on blackness and bedazzlement.

Read more at http://www.parisphoto.com/agenda/alix-cleo-roubau...

ALIX CLÉO ROUBAUD, Série Correction de perspective dans ma chambre, 1980 © Jacques Roubaud / Hélène Giannecchini
ALIX CLÉO ROUBAUD, Série Correction de perspective dans ma chambre, 1980 © Jacques Roubaud / Hélène Giannecchini
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