Epure, memory of stones
Galerie Umcebo and Pauline Lisowski present the photographs of Julia Dupont
Opening Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -Exhibition until February 21, 2020
Galerie Umcebo – 102 Bd Diderot 75012 Paris
Open Thursday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The photographs of Julia Dupont invite to observe closely the walls marked by the vegetation installed gradually, traces of time passing. The artist has surveyed an abandoned convent in Sintra and brings up ghosts and presences by light, which guide us towards the out of scope of the image. Our eyes can then flee despite the walls that stop us.

This soft light caresses them and reveals the memory of those who lived in this isolated place.

Through this photographic research, Julia Dupont investigated the history of a territory, the country of her orogons. Her images also convey a typology of a habitat.

They take us inside a building, which was closed and which the photographer opens to us.

These photographs summon silence, meditation, attention and contemplation, a time to think about the life of people who have lived in community in this place now entrusted to nature.

Some are open to the outside, a wooded environment . Others offer a frontal point of view which suggests confinement and envy of elsewhere.

Looking at the whole series, we prospect like the artist for a potential presence, as if the walls were talking. From a cavity, a window, a door to the stone, we try to find the way. Julia Dupont offers us an interior journey and reveals here the rock, the starting point of architecture.

Poems, written following her shots, bear witness to feelings experienced, encounters that she keeps in memory.

Pauline Lisowski

Épure project was carried out with support for contemporary documentary photography from the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, and from the Camões Institute – Portuguese Cultural Center in France