photographs fit in the territory on which they were created, and which
strongly inspired their esthetics: dry and rocky landscapes of Carcassonne.
The mineral matter, the rock, the ground, dust, is omnipresent; it evokes
the idea of a nourishing and fatal land, the matrix as the tomb. It occupies
the framework, massive, and isolates the human body, removing him from
its context. This body, however, is detached itself from this mineral
mass by its incessant movement, by struggle and dance, by tension, effort
and sweat; the evocations of classical statuary contrast with this ambiguous
play, this eternal imbalance between violence and tenderness, inertia
and power. Organic matter continues to live, to move, to vibrate, in spite
of its esthetics pushed back to the limits of reality by this mineral
and disembodied aspect.