Cover, Photograph by the author, image source: Private, © Michel Mazzoni

Publisher Note

Rien, presque presents a body of fragmented images and views that draw their iconography from public spaces or from motifs specific to modernity. These images somehow represent demarcations in the urban landscape that function like minimalist sculptures generated by human actions. Mazzoni considers them as traces of daydreaming, catalysts of poetic resistance, little time capsules illuminating the world. Like the philosophical thought of Vilém Flusser, this book is about “the state of things”, the relationship between things being more significant than the things themselves. We discover in these images the aestheticism inherent in what is close to us, in the banal, in everyday life. While flipping through the book, relationships become visible between the initially disparate images. The recurring shapes are invisible connecting lines that condense into an abstract narrative.


Rien, presque

by Michel Mazzoni

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2022
Writer: Éric Suchère
Artist: Michel Mazzoni
Printrun 400
ISBN-13: 9789463936569
Original Price 45.00 EUR
Availability Available
Subform Artist's Book, Photobok
Topics Black And White, Minimal, Minimalism, Ordinary Infra, Street
Methods Analog Photography, Photocopies, Scans
Format 28 x 20 x 2,4 cm - Softcover
Dimensions 20.0 × 28.0 × 2.4 cm
Pages 320
Technique Offset Print

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