Since the early 1990's, Stéphane Couturier has photographed buildings in large cities. He sees the city as an unstable and dynamically architectural landscape, a living organism entangled in endless root systems, that constantly seem to escape humans' desire to control and plan.
The exhibition at Bildmuseet presents works from his latest series Melting Point including photographs from Chandigarh, Brasilia, Barcelona and Havana. Through a painstaking procedure, two negatives of two moments in time have been digitally fused together to form a single image. The results give an illusion of wholly new and fantastic architectonic bodies and volumes.
Stéphane Couturier (born 1957) lives and works in Paris. His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Tinglado 2 in Tarragona, Spain and the Ursula Blickle Foundation in Kraichtal, Germany, among others.