Melting Point / Brasilia
Stéphane Couturier proposes with the series Melting point Brasilia a new reading of Oscar Niemeyer's architecture. Rather than favouring a single point of view, Stéphane Couturier superimposes two shots. This duality offers a new look, as well as new questions about recorded reality. Stéphane Couturier's work offers a new architecture of the city of Brasilia. The artist transmits his own vision of the world and gives the viewer some clues to decipher this new fragmentary and experimental universe. With these new photographs Stéphane Couturier blurs our gaze. Leaving the documentary aspect, he shapes a plastic work. The new architectural and visual "creation" shown to us questions the duality of the sighted subject and the thing seen. By renewing his vocabulary with each series, Stéphane Couturier conveys his own vision of the world. This vision is by no means an affirmation, it is a question here of diverting the viewer's gaze and offering him a few clues that will allow him to decipher Couturier's universe - formerly urban archaeology -. Mathieu Poirier wrote in 2004 about this artist: ‘each shot is like a set, which, as in theatre, is superimposed on another, supports or contradicts it’. Here in the series Melting point Brasilia, the sets blend together and create a new fragmented and experimental environment.