Name of the week

/Alexis Pichot/

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Bio

I worked as an interior designer in Paris for more than ten years. Throughout that time I was very focused on the use of space and acquired a sensitivity that has greatly influenced my approach to volume in photography. In 2011, I redirected my professional life autodactically. At night, light and space are my sources of inspiration, of experimentation and confrontation but above all of fulfillment. I pierce the night using physical movement, as well as using light in order to see beyond what is visible, to a place where black has not yet absorbed everything.

Project

Séléné

Images © Alexis Pichot

During my nights, I travel alone in an imaginary world.
I find it there, faithful presence, intense and silent.
The lover moon has the power to make me forget my surroundings, transporting me into this universe of unified colors.
The fervor of its radiance hypnotizes each of my nights, each of our encounters where I easily become her captive.

 

Lying in her center, like Endymion, I feel her lights dancing around me.
I contemplate them and let myself be enveloped by hers milky veils.
Walking in her lands, in the middle of her forms, I wander.
An odyssey to discover her skin, soft silica ready to shine at first breath, I walk in her flesh and discover a precious journey.

 

These ecstatically still landscapes, lead me to an internal mise en abime, a necessary passage for those who wish to welcome a reinvented present.
Sharp edges, iridescent valleys, vertiginous cliffs and wavy bodies, symbol of the matter that receives and reflects light, source of life.
These moon dust tableaux are also a reflection of my darkness and light.
“To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.”
(Carl Jung – Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology. Civilization in Transition. P.872)

 

Between dream and reality,
Between shadow and light,
Ordinary time and space are adjourned.
Her virginal dress heralds an awareness and a new cycle of life.

 

In Greek mythology, Séléné (derived from selas meaning bright), is a goddess of the moon – specifically the full moon. Endymion, a young shepherd passionate about astronomy, and one of Selene’s lovers, had 50 daughters with her. The latter plunged him into an eternal sleep so that he would retain his beauty.

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October 12
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2019

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