Trongate 103, Glasgow | 1st – 25th Sep
Institut Français, Edinburgh | 7th Oct – 22nd Dec
Yohanne Lamoulere: 'False Towns'
Franck Pourcel: 'At Twilight'
Lamoulere: The striking documentary work False Towns was carried out in the 15th and 16th districts of Marseille, the most northern neighbourhoods of this vast city. Taking us on something of a tour of the other side of the city, the work speculates on the relationship between memory and sense of place, whilst also questioning the planning and remodeling of the contemporary city.
Pourcel: At Twilight captures a city at the threshold of modernity, caught between demolition and major construction. In this city that changes and slips away before them, children and adolescents are adrift in a place of perpetual twilight. The photographer uses both colour and black and white to express his unease against the growing isolation of these young people, urging an awareness of the circumstances in compelling visual images that are individually strong and collectively compelling.
Yohanne Lamoulere is a member of the agency Picturetank and the collective Transit. Born in 1980, not far from the Mediterranean, she graduated from the National School of Photography in Arles in 2004, then moved to Marseille. She works frequently with the French and foreign press: Liberation and Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, Causette and Télérama, La Republica in Italy and Der Spiegel in Germany.In 2007 she published The Wheel. In 2008, after spending three years in Europe among seasonal migrant workers, she presented her photographs in an exhibition, Les Damnés de la Serre, produced by the Immigration Museum. False Towns was also shown by Fnac in its various galleries in France, as well as being published as a portfolio piece by Le Monde.
Franck Pourcel, born 1965, lives and works in Marseille. His work leads a reflection on the relationship that man has with its territory. He divides his time between photographic projects, reflecting on the use of photography in the social sciences and leading interventions with different audiences. Pourcel’s photographs have been exhibited in France and abroad. His work is in the collections of the National Library of France, the FRAC PACA, the Departmental Archives of Bouches-du-Rhône, the Museum Ziem in Martigues, the Mediterranean Centre of Photography in Bastia and the Artothèque Cherbourg. Pourcel is the author of several monographs, including The Smell of Dust, (Le Bec En L’Air Publishing, 2015); Ulysses or Constellations (Le Bec En L’Air Publishing, 2015); At Twilight (Le Bec En L’Air Publishing, 2009); La Petite Mer des Oubliés (Le Bec En L’Air Publishing, 2006).Franck Pourcel is a member of the studio Hans Lucas and of the association Anthropological Eye.
This is a Street Level Photoworks off-site exhibition curated to coincide with the Season of Photography 2016, and is part of celebrations marking 10 years of Friendship and Twinning between Glasgow and Marseille, supported by Glasgow City Council and Alliance Française. It corresponds with an exhibition at Alliance Française de Glasgow showing a different series of works by both Lamoulere and Pourcel.
After the exhibition at Trongate 103, a reconfigured version of the exhibition will be shown at the Institut Francais. Alongside these exhibitions there will be another series of works by both Lamoulere & Pourcel shown at Alliance Française de Glasgow.
Banner Image: © Franck Pourcel
Left Image: © Yohanne Lamoulere
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