In Silico (Palimpsest I)
2019 - 2021
In tribute to Henry Fox Talbot, who, as early as the 1830s, was one of the pioneers of photography with his photogenic drawings, this series takes upon the principle of the photogram technique by applying it to the electronic sensor of a digital camera. Bridging the gap between the oldest photographic processes and the latest technology, these digital imprints illustrate the possibility of a theoretical divide between analog and digital photography smaller than it may seem.
This series is part of a larger body of work initiated in 2019, titled Palimpsests. This term refers to a parchment where the original writing has been erased to make way for a new text, with the initial text remaining however partly visible by transparency. Indeed, these projects take the form of contemporary rewritings of iconic works from the history of photography, translated into the new context of digital society. Initiating a dialogue with techniques and theories of the past, they offer a reflection about the concept of post-photography and question the evolution of the medium in the era of its alleged disappearance.​​​​​​​
Henry Fox Talbot, Photogenic Drawings :
Work in progress :