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Christelle Jornod * 1993 in Yverdon-les-Bains, lives in Cologne et Genève

Christelle Jornod (* 1993) was a Bachelor student at the HEAD-Genève In the information/fiction option from 2014 to 2017. She graduated this year with the congratulations of the jury. She is currently studying at KHM (Kunsthochschule für Medien) in Cologne.

In her work, Christelle Jornod questions the documentary image, the subtle contours between reality and construction (fiction).

 

"Photographing territory perhaps leads to the following assessment: photography [...]

Christelle Jornod (* 1993) was a Bachelor student at the HEAD-Genève In the information/fiction option from 2014 to 2017. She graduated this year with the congratulations of the jury. She is currently studying at KHM (Kunsthochschule für Medien) in Cologne.

In her work, Christelle Jornod questions the documentary image, the subtle contours between reality and construction (fiction).

 

"Photographing territory perhaps leads to the following assessment: photography of the landscape is a trace, a record, but also an aesthetic. A commitment of sorts to an entire current in the history of art. Photographing mountains in Switzerland is a major cultural challenge. So, where should one begin?

In ‘L’Invention du paysage’ (‘The Invention of the Landscape’], Anne Cauquelin tells us that in Ancient Greece, four colours were all that was needed to create others: black, red, yellow and white. Rivers were painted in the appointed colours: yellows, ochres, and the sea, in browns and greens.(1)I depart from the premise that the landscape is a gaze, a frame, an imitation of the infinite, according to a specific subjectivity. It is perhaps just a certain way of looking at the rise and fall of the land. A subjective, personal landscape. In two dimensions, framed, it becomes a formal game. It tends towards abstraction. The material, movement, time, erosion, the whole is frozen. Fictional images, terrains of experimentation."

Christelle Jornod

(1) Anne Cauquelin, L’invention du paysage, Presse Universitaires de France, Paris, 2000, p. 34

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