Fetart

ROUSSET Thomas

Série « Prabérians » / Parcours

In this rural environment, time and space take a singular dimension ; things and people seem anachronistic, just like fictional characters from forgotten chronicles. My photos draw a scene of this peasant life where daily routine and the unfamiliar is mixed to set up unlikely situations, often absurd and exuberant. Inhabitants and animals of my village are portayed in their life surroundings, sublimating the places into enchanting sets.
 
I experiment with clichés and archetypes. Animals are full-fledged actors in countryside daily rituals ; in my photo they take this same essential place. And it’s exactly the same for objects accumulated years after years : these tools seem to become ritual instruments dedicated for a shamanic or mystical cult. Prabérians does not follow a narration but invite the spectator to create his own links among pictures. Playing on the boundaries between documentary and fiction, my work induce a fundamental doubt, trying to make the viewer reconsider his opinions and beliefs in life on the countryside.

ROUSSET Thomas

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