For over thirty years, Sophie Ristelhueber has continued a reflection on territory and its history, through a unique approach to the ruins and traces left by mankind in those places devastated by war or by natural and cultural upheaval. Far from the classical photo story, she strives to implement the bare act and the stamp of history on both the body and on the landscape, by rendering visible wounds and scars, veritable memories of the “acts” of history.
If she essentially turns to photography in her work, Sophie Ristelhueber utilizes her shooting to create full plastic works, playing with the material and the format of the image, its status, its framework and its installation in space.
Coinciding with A Handful of Dust, the artist is joined by curator David Campany in conversation about her work, sharing insights to her methods, experiences and approaches.
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