South : Bryce Canyon, Utah in the United States.
North : Vadden Sea in Denmark.
Opening on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm
2 other appointments in the presence of the artist :
Friday April 1st from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday April 9 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
102 bd Diderot – 75012 Paris – Metro Reuilly Diderot
Momentum means both moment and movement.
Land on this rock, take this path.
With this series, Patricia Erbelding continues this obsessive tendency to almost always return to the same place. Beyond the magnificence of the landscape, the photographer reveals above all its immobility.
This immobility is however only superficial, because under this apparent inertia, nothing is frozen, everything is in motion and matter is transformed by natural forces.
In the south, in the Bryce Canyon, Utah in the United States, nothing seems to move on these rocky plateaus, privileged observation points from which to watch the valley.
In the north, on the banks of the Vadden Sea in Denmark, the landscape changes all the time with the sea which loses or gains ground, invites us or pushes us away, according to its will.
In reality nothing is fixed, everything around us is transformed, through this metamorphosis, this transformation of matter by forces.
What links these images together, these two worlds, one mineral and the other aquatic, is precisely one force, water. The water that digs the canyon and forms this vertiginous geology, architect of the land of our ancestors populated with almost fossilized trees that seem to cling forever to the rocks.
The water also engulfs the earth on which we walk, erasing at each tide our path marked out by stunted trees, only to open it up again, untouched by any trace, like an invitation to travel.
Momentum takes us into a world that we all share, like a dream that illuminates our relationship to time.
If we stay long enough to look at the landscape, we will see the mountains moving, we go with them