"Time and silence"

 

I did explore sacred places for 15 years with my camera to capture the mysteries and beauties of these special areas. I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures and rituals.

 

 

This photo and video art project shows very special beings and sacred places encountered all over the worl (indianepal, tibet, cambodia, kenya, chili, ethiopia etc). There i did explore the hidden places known by local people where they meet and pray for the gods or the virtues attached to them. 

 

In each places i did film videos inspired by local legends. In ethiopia -lalibela- orthodox pelgrimage place- the legend is related to "the annunciation" of mary, and the film « the gold child » was shot in the chapel of st georges. In chili -easter island- people have built mohai statues to get the protection of the gods. The video « Mata » is related to the well known legend of the « bird man ». In laddhak the vidéo is about a young girl building her own temple with small stones.

 

On the side of these experimental films, i did make interviews of remarquable people met on the path. The interviews are about their spiritual awakening and their experience of life. Bob Thurman is speaking of his comprehension of what is nirvana, Palden Gyantso is sharing his life experience of resilience and David Hykes is showing his practice of harmonic sounds.

 

This art project aims to present an inner journey among the sacred places and people that seek the truth of wisdom and life.

  

C.HdF

 

 

Exhibitions

March 2014 : 

Solo exhibition “journeys to the centers of the world” 

Curator of the exhbition Mrs Laura Sérani et Mr Camp of central Dupon

Art center “Hotel de Sauroy“ Paris 75003

Art Installation (photography and video)  

April 2015: 

Collective exhibition “The path to art” 

Curator Vanessa Suchar

La mancha Paris 75008

September 2014:  

Solo exhibition “Polaroids”

Gallery 206 Berlin Germany

November 2009: 

Solo exhibition “time and silence”

Library of Clamar (historical monument)

March–April 2008

Solo Exhibition “Time and Silence”, Camera Work Gallery, Berlin 

2007    

Camera Work Gallery, Berlin

Photo London

Paris Photo

Represented by Camera Work Gallery (Berlin, Hamburg, International)

May 2007

Solo Exhibition “Urban Zen Temple” – Art Installation (Photo/Video), Stephan Weiss Studio (Donna Karan), New York City

November 2006–January 2007

Exhibition “Indianscope” – Art Installation (Photo/Video), Maison de la Photographie, Lille (Lille3000 Festival) 

September 2006

Solo Exhibition – Stephan Weiss Studio (Donna Karan), New York City

May–June 2006

Solo Exhibition “The Exil Path” – Extract from “Time and Silence”, Tiare Exhibition Space, Paris

January 2006

Solo Exhibition “Time and Silence”, Contemporary Art Gallery Rabouan-Moussion, Paris 

May–June 2003

Solo Exhibition “The Exile Path” – Extract from “Time and Silence”, Lugano 

January 2003

Los Angeles Photo Fair

Solo Exhibition, On the Path Gallery, Santa Monica – Los Angeles

November 2002–January 2003

Exhibition “Regards Rebelles”, IRIS Gallery, Paris (Month of the Photography, Paris 2002)

2001

Solo Exhibition “Freedom with no Wings”, European Parliament, Brussels (First World Wide Congress against Death Penalty)

May 2000

Exhibition “The Bosniac World”, EDF Exhibition Space, Paris 

1998

Design and realization of a personnal photographic project on freedom issues

Research for partners and sponsors

 

Publication    

Publication “Time and silence” -Teneues Editions photography fine art- Germany

 

Professional Path

2015        

Artistic director on a feature film about Mr Giori’s life 2015/2016

Writing the book of memories “letters of Mr Giori to his children” 

Giori films production - Luxembourg

2014         

Conception and realization of an artistic and photographic project about “the inner experience of colors” - 

2011         

Filming project “The dark” documentary fiction for theatre on the last pelgrinage of Joan Halifax around the mount Kailash in Tibet.

2010        

Realization of the exhibition “urban zen temple” New York city – multi media installation

2007–2009    

Photographic and Video Work “Babel – The Boundaries of Knowledge” Egypt, easter island, chili

1999–2006    Photographic Project “Time and Silence”

Shooting in India (Women Jail, Jaipur), Tibet/Nepal/India (The Tibetan culture and the exile Path), Afghanistan (The Hazara from Bamyan), Cambodia (Memory of Angkor), Kenya (Vanishing Tribes of Samburu), Sri Lanka (Slavery and Tea Plantations), Ethiopia (The Keepers of the Temples of Lalibela), Egypt (Tuaregs’ rememberings)

Sponsors: Fuji Co.; Leica; Dupont Lab; Kodak (Sponsor for Young Talents); Bianimale Foundation, New York City

Partners: Penal Reform International (PRI); Amnesty International; AINA, Paris/Kabul; Enfants Réfugiés du Monde Organization Paris/Kigali; Tibetan Foundation (Switzerland –Spain – USA); Accor Group; Air France…

 

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