The micro-exhibition I wish to see where the winds meet is the story of a publication becoming an installation. For British photographer Christian Bragg (1979), Tumuult Studio, Berlin, and Atelier Helio’g, Paris, created two publications. By exhibiting these books in a singular scenography, Bragg’s work is shown in public for the first time. The artist book, produced with exclusive heliogravure prints by Fanny Boucher is a rare collectors’ item. In dialogue, a publication by Tumuult revisits Bragg’s very same work in an experimental way, putting forward a certain idea of books, returning to its very origins: a curated object.
Winds witnesses the outcome of Bragg’s personal journey driven by a fragile quest for revelation and the search for oneself. His analogue black and white photography reveals contrasts going beyond those of dark and light, combining transformation and tranquility, irony and sincerity, sound and silence. With Winds, the photographer tells a personal story of memories, composing a “novel written with images”, whilst the viewer imagines his own.
Founded in 2014 by Antonin Pons Braley and Lena Gudd, Tumuult is a Berlin-based independent art & research lab at the crossroads of arts, anthropology and architecture. Beyond Gudd’s and Pons Braley’s studies on contemporary societies in northern regions, Tumuult explores the relationship between man and his habitat with exhibitions and talks. In parallel, Tumuult Studio is commissioned by museums, researchers or artists to accompany editorial and curatorial projects.
Tumuult collaborates among others with cultural institutions like the National Museum of Art and History of Luxembourg, the Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau, Gentilly, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the Médiathèque Nationale de l’Architecture et du Patrimonie and various photographic archives as well as international artists like Santiago Albert, Éric Chenal, Homer Sykes and Jean-Denys Philippe.
Exhibition: 26 February until 1st May 2016
Vernissage: 25 February 2016 at 7pm,
at the presence of the photographer and the helioengraver
Heinrich-Roller-Straße 8 | 10405 Berlin