Noémie Goudal – Soulèvement
The book Soulèvements is the continuation of a vast photographic project related to the history of science and theories of the formation of the Earth. Originally inspired by the ancient discoveries that revealed the presence of fossils on the top of mountains, the series Soulèvements is the result of a reflection on the interpretations that have been made over the centuries, based on the observations of these fossils. Based in part on the imaginary, Soulèvements is a reinvention of scientific representations of the formation of the Earth’s reliefs and the movements of the mountains revealing a form of choreography of the landscape.
Composed from an installation of thirty mirrors, each of the photographs sculpts the space and the landscape challenging the viewer’s gaze and his imagination. Not as a simple edition of photographs, the book is built as a mirror of the process of creation of the work, revealing the details, the materiality of the supports, the mechanisms, and interprets the theoretical research underlying the images. The book is composed of a large-format edition exposing the photographs in all their details and an independent booklet. Slipped into the book, this booklet mixes a scientific iconography, images of documentation of the shots and a text by Emma Lewis emphasizing the theoretical and scientific process that accompanies the artist’s project.