Anne-Lise Broyer | Au Roi du bois

PRIVATE 46, p. 32-37, © Anne-Lise Broyer, Au Roi du bois


Anne-Lise Broyer defines herself above all as a “reader”. Literature is at the source of her photography which, practiced with restraint, tries to retranscribe an upheaval provoked by the reading. The color and the material of texts find their continuation in the black and white of her prints.

Starting with the Lake of Nemi, near Rome, and the mythical and literary character of the king of the wood, the accumulation of the tiny landscapes of Au Roi du bois (chap. 2) and the power of evocation of the captions define an imaginary space the logic of which is dictated only by the freedom and the sensibility of the artist, between multiple pictorial, film and literary references, as Le Roi du bois by Pierre Michon or Le Coupable by Georges Bataille.


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