Le temps scellé

Date: 2006
Medium: Cibachrome print
Materials: Cardboard
Dimensions: 24 x 31 cm
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin
Classification : Photographie

Made up of a set of thirteen photographic prints, the Sealed Time series presents a deserted landscape. The human absence suggests a disaster-stricken, even post-apocalyptic place. Dove Allouche travelled to Tallinn in Estonia to the locations for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) to photograph the mysterious “zone” that intrigues the film’s protagonists. Nearly thirty years later, the artist captured this place using the same shots and light used by Tarkovsky. This duality highlights the permanence of the memory of a place where time seems to be frozen or “sealed” according to the title of the work. By mimetically recording Stalker’s topography, Allouche explores his favoured themes of time and the invisible while recreating the atmosphere of a place that evokes both Soviet history and the genesis of a major work of cinematic fiction. Moreover, this series is a tribute to the filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, whose title the artist borrows from the book Le temps scellé : de « L’Enfance d’Ivan » au « Sacrifice » (1986).

Text written by Quentin Rose as part of the partnership between the École du Louvre and Lafayette Anticipations – Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin.


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