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Bertrand Stofleth * 1978 in Lyon, lives in Lyon

After History of Art and Art of theatre studies in Lyon, Bertrand Stofleth graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d'Arles in 2002. His artistic research focuses on the ways in which territories live and he questions landscapes in their uses and representation. In the Belvedere series (2001-2005), he works on writing a memory from a recomposed geography. The landscape photographic observatories conducted within the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Natural Park since 2005 [...]

After History of Art and Art of theatre studies in Lyon, Bertrand Stofleth graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d'Arles in 2002. His artistic research focuses on the ways in which territories live and he questions landscapes in their uses and representation. In the Belvedere series (2001-2005), he works on writing a memory from a recomposed geography. The landscape photographic observatories conducted within the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Natural Park since 2005 and in the Hérault valley since 2010 are an exploration over time of the transformations of the territory. Since 2011, this work on landscape change has been ongoing in urban areas as part of artistic residencies, such as in the Chambéry hospital centre and in the heart of large residential complexes in Bron. He continues his collaboration with photographer Geoffroy Mathieu, creating a landscape photographic observatory from the GR2013 peri-urban hiking trail. This project, called Used Landscapes, has received the support of the CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques par la Commande publique photographique) and that of Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture. With the Rhodanie work (2007-2014), he produced a documentary series which, through staging, constitutes an iconography of everyday life integrating the different uses and developments of a river.

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