New JSBJ Book
BRUIT DE FOND
BOOK - LAUNCH
24 Sept - 19h - 21 h
6 impasse de la Défense
The border between different artistic media is meant to disappear to reveal interstices loaded with creativity. This publication is one of them.
A collection of images and photographs conceptualized and elaborated around what links sonic elements to visual ones.
This publication exhibits and questions different levels of interpretation between these two media.
How can one photograph noise? Silence?
Can we hear with our eyes and see with our ears?
Is noise inevitably associated to movement and silence to inactivity?
Why is noise a problem?
In this publication we aim to distance ourselves from the basic relationship existing between music and photography, avoiding pictures of gigs, bands or instruments.
We wish to present pictures that come out of the direct collaboration between noise and photography, taken instinctively and randomly. Pictures of places, moments or people where the notion of noise is perceptible instantly.
We also wish to present works from people that deal with this theme in a conscious and conceptual way.
This book deals with the notions of high and low definition of an image and encourages people to think about contemporary estheticism through different techniques: film or digital cameras, pictures that were found, screenshots or video samples…
Noise in photography can also be revealed by using certain devices to distort digital files or negatives.
The image produced then shows new properties - grain as an emotional variation -
These variations modify space and carry an immaterial energy named wave and revealed by photography.
In that sense, Bruit de fond (Background noise) becomes a collection of more or less stronger disturbances.
Bruit de fond questions our senses and our perception. This book questions the notion of photography by proposing to educate one to listening to pictures and looking at noise.
Photography by :
Lydia Anne Mc Carthy
Jacob Wolf Miller
Jeff Otto O’Brien
Honet and Wulfran Patte
Pierre Le Hors
Raia Al Souliman
Erin Jane Nelson
Text by :
Title, curating and layout :
Aurélien Arbet - Jérémie Egry - Nicolas Poillot
Language: English / French
Size: 210 x 275 mm
Pages: 160, Full Colour Offset
Cover with flaps / Perfect bound
Printed in Latvia
First edition, limited - 1000 copies.
ISBN : 978-2-9533506-1-6
Bruit de fond - Background noise © 2010
JSBJ is an independent publisher .
LE BAL - Paris
“Our dream is to transform an old Parisian dance hall, just minutes from Place de Clichy, into a venue for the documentary image (photography, video and film).
A place to present, compare and examine the many possible ways of addressing reality.
A place to question the issues involved in documentary creation; issues that span aesthetics and politics. A place to debate the conditions in which documentary images are produced, published and seen.
A place to think about what a “document” really is: part investigation, part experience, part recording and part creation. A place to explore new visual forms that can convey reality in all its complexity.”
LE BAL is a project of the Association des Amis de Magnum Photos, chaired by Raymond Depardon and managed by Diane Dufour.