Pierre Granche, Miroirs / reflets / trouées – Alain Laframboise, Dans la ville instable

[Fall 2005]

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

Highlighting the similarities between the convex mirror used by Pierre Granche in his series of photographs and Parmigianino’s Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1524), the mirror that Brunelleschi used in his experiments with portraying architecture as accurately as possible (Tavoletta, ca. 1415), or even the shield that Athena offered Perseus for his confrontation with the Gorgon, the author of this article proposes to approach this work by a play on associations. Ultimately, he sees in it, metaphorically, the image of a pendulum marking the time that Granche’s photographs attempt to freeze.