POLKA

Issue 24

Columnist

Novembre 2013

Polka Magazine.com

Rémi Coignet's column

Gazoline by David Campany

Mack 

"Campany still questions the capacity of photography to signify outside of a given context. The first half of the book presents the photographs. The second, on lighter paper, their verses stamped with photographers' stamps, captions and other technical mentions. The reader can thus, either as a curious person trying to decipher the images, or as an archaeologist making the effort to establish their primary meaning. Finally, by taking hold of this material, initially utilitarian in nature, David Campany underlines the extent to which the use value of an image can vary over time: first devoted to information, then relegated to the archives, these stained photos, which have become icons of a bygone era, are now exhibited in museums or sold in galleries."

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