Bertrand Stofleth
Rhodanie

12.02 — 29.05.2016

Rhodanie is a photographic series by Bertrand Stofleth (born in 1978, lives and works in Lyon). For 5 years he followed the course of the Rhône for more than 850km from its source, a glacier in the Valais Alps, to its mouths in the Mediterranean Sea. The artist sets up a dialogue between the riverside landscape and the frontier space that borders it, examining what is at play between the fantasy of a nature that is still wild and its profoundly domesticated character.

Vernissage: 11.02.2016

Quartier Libre SIG, Pont de la Machine, Genève

www.sig-quartierlibre.ch

About him Michel Poivert writes: “Bertrand Stofleth highlights the kinds of occupation, diverse transformations and temporary developments, in such a way that the river loses none of its majesty and is in contrast seen attired with trivial things that divert it from the meanderings of the sublime.” Rhodanie is presented in collaboration with Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) in their “Quartier Libre” exhibition space on the Pont de la Machine which spans the Rhône itself. It is [...]

About him Michel Poivert writes: “Bertrand Stofleth highlights the kinds of occupation, diverse transformations and temporary developments, in such a way that the river loses none of its majesty and is in contrast seen attired with trivial things that divert it from the meanderings of the sublime.” Rhodanie is presented in collaboration with Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) in their “Quartier Libre” exhibition space on the Pont de la Machine which spans the Rhône itself. It is in line with one of the major themes espoused by the CPG, namely “documentary style” and observation of the landscape, following the example of exhibitions such as L’usage du paysage by Max Regenberg in 2014 or On the Edges of Paradise by Laurence Bonvin in 2008.


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Bertrand Stofleth * 1978 in Lyon, lives in Lyon

About him Michel Poivert writes: “Bertrand Stofleth highlights the kinds of occupation, diverse transformations and temporary developments, in such a way that the river loses none of its majesty and is in contrast seen attired with trivial things that divert it from the meanderings of the sublime.” Rhodanie is presented in collaboration with Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) in their “Quartier Libre” exhibition space on the Pont de la Machine which spans the Rhône itself. It is [...]

About him Michel Poivert writes: “Bertrand Stofleth highlights the kinds of occupation, diverse transformations and temporary developments, in such a way that the river loses none of its majesty and is in contrast seen attired with trivial things that divert it from the meanderings of the sublime.” Rhodanie is presented in collaboration with Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) in their “Quartier Libre” exhibition space on the Pont de la Machine which spans the Rhône itself. It is in line with one of the major themes espoused by the CPG, namely “documentary style” and observation of the landscape, following the example of exhibitions such as L’usage du paysage by Max Regenberg in 2014 or On the Edges of Paradise by Laurence Bonvin in 2008.


Exhibition view

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