Elise Boularan

Elise Boularan


“Pictures full of ellipses and silences, dislocating to the enigma. Using tirelessly ambiguity, telling us the privacy. The debris of your memory are picked to be thrown light. Then, the story can be told, true or false… whatever. A memory showing an intimate sphere where human disorders reign; inner fits can be told. My concerns are brought to the human reality of our time. Tirelessly trying to translate the human’s secrets, I reveal what can be private for someone.
Through my work we can discover photographs impregnated with ambiguity. Preferring a picture to decrypt than a picture given which is already here, a resistant picture in a way. We can see a research of ambiguity in the pervasiveness of the bodies and in their weakness. Trying another narrative form, like these silent bodies which do not reveal everything. A narrative form that cannot be put in a time space or in a traditional space.

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Extract of Lapsus Prompta series, 2008.

We are talking now about a kind of parallel reality, an interstitial territory which ignores geographic spaces and political systems, which belongs neither to a reality quite true nor a fiction consciously developed, but is rather enriched by its own rituals and rules of conduct where the distinction between good and evil, happiness and sadness, innocence and perversity, reality and fantasy, fade.

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Des Electrons Sous Les Paupières, 2010, diptych

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Comptent, 2010, diptych.

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Gaby, 2010, diptych.

These images have in common the evocation below and beyond the assertion, the suspension of action for the expression. This work does not flee the world, but intends to build an interpretation, where something dumb and indefinable is really present.”

A part of Elise Boularan’s artwork is presently exhibited at the contemporary gallery La Vitrine, Arles (France), until 28th May, 2011. The text above is written by the author, enjoy more photographs on Elise Boularan’s website.