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Bertrand Fleuret : “Landmasses and Railways” (Photo Book)

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“I am alone. Walking at random. Wandering, as if at random, among the unrecognizable fragments of what were palatial homes, public buildings, private residences, gaming houses and houses of prostitution, theatres, temples, and fountains. I am looking for something”. – Alain Robbe-Grillet

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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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Bertrand Fleuret’s ‘Landmasses and Railways’ is a photographic travelogue to our interior, or perhaps an exploration outwards, to the encircling spheres above. Divided into five sections – I. The Melancholy of Departure, II. Approaching the City, III. Inside The Walls, IV. An Empty Building, and V. The Garden – the book takes us on a winding journey through a strange but familiar world. No time for questions. We quickly crash down into the ocean. Past the swarming jellyfish, we scramble for land, gasping for breath before safely making it ashore. From our initial descent, Fleuret takes us on a bewildering journey to the city, through its modern ruins and back to the primal undergrowth of the garden. Shooting in impressionistic black and white, Fleuret has the eye of a harried detective or alien cartographer. Remapping and exploring the world, Fleuret gathers fragments that cohere and then break apart. Is that a distant heavenly body or a glowing ball of trash? Drawing inspiration from such sources as the cosmic jazz musician Sun Ra, Chris Marker’s San Soleil, the novels of Alain Robbe-Grillet and Solaris, Fleuret’s book is a retro-futuristic travelogue as told by a bastard child of Provoke. – Extract : Adam Bell

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Bertrand Fleuret : Website

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