Gwenaël Bélanger, Chutes – Marie-Ève Charron, De la trajectoire dans la chute des corps

[Summer 2004]

This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Gwenaël Bélanger’s series Chutes follows in the spirit of early-twentieth-century studies on transcription of movement. Each series uses a sequential modality to reconstitute the trajectory of everyday objects abandoned in free fall. Unlike the flash of movement that took the objects to the ground, the sequences multiply the disparities and disturb the linearity of trajectories thanks to the structural work of montage and the selection of photographs. These studies on the motif of falling dwell on what is located in the margins of the photographic image through combined effects of duration and division of the figure.