Olympus – Data Loss


Data Loss was born after a proposal of Olympus for their “photographic conversations”, as an answer to the work of contemporary photographer Paolo Woods.

This work aims exploring the way we represent a territory — in this case the city of Arles, where I was living at the time. Postcards, statistics, maps, archive images, visual stereotypes, etc. that are usually used to stake out and to depict the city and its surrounding territory were taken out of their context. I decided to use them as visual material in order to create collages and layouts, that stand as new possibilities of visual representations of the territory of Arles. The informative power and the often limiting points of views those representations used to carry are then eroded, as they become again involved in a creation process, and pieces for new visual possibilities.

Data Loss was exhibited at Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles in 2015, and at Les Filles du Calvaire gallery in Paris in 2016