1. Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
2. Relating to or exhibiting kinesis.
By nature, a photograph does not move. It is a still image. But look a little closer, think a little harder and the immovable begins to move : what is static becomes dynamic.
Photographic technique slows down time to 1/25th of a second. Motion is blurred. The eye wanders. The immobile is now mobile, an energy given a certain force, a direction.
Since the beginning of photography, from Etienne Jules Marey, both a physician and physiologist, to Jacques Henri Lartigue ("I am not a photographer writer painter, I am a taxidermist of the things that life offers me as it goes by!"), movement has been analysed and captured in almost all of its forms.
Kinetic is an exhibition spotlighting different concepts of movement in contemporary photography. The keen eye of Sarah Zhiri observes an object out of place. The repetitious study of change in the pictures of Etienne Clements Gutted series... The absence of any human presence and the disparition of all movement in the strange and worrying photographs of Alan Aubry... The ebb and flow of the metallic-like water in a Mexican river (Jessica Gonzales)... the crashing of waves on the shore of a stormy coastline (Magali Joannon)... the abstract reflection of concrete forms on a mirrored surface... the split-second succession of multiple exposures (Valérie Grand)... locomotion, migration, displacement, evolution, progression, regression, shift, development, photography