The Death Throes of Obscurantism
L'agonie de l'Obscurantisme
Bruno Présinat presents his saynetes (playlets) for recreational use, photo montages mixing painting and photography, as entertaining representations with few characters. He tells us about changing space, talking of time, pushing until it stops, therefore creating impossible encounters that impose themselves on us in a new independent reality of these past.
But let’s listen to him:
“The story begins when the clock coughs, trips, hesitates, bungles…
A word… a character… a landscape…
Then comes the assemblage, the mediums intermingle, paintings adioufied (added) to the photographs. Everything is good.
Combine, overlay, stack, merge, embed, blend, chisel, compose… to allow oneself to be guided without being allowed to do anything, and when the assemblage becomes coherent, above all, to do nothing.
The character came out of his frame, true uchronie (2), he faces time.
This damn clock definitely doesn’t hit the same!
We must find a title for this playlet!
Let us draw from the words of our old French and, these forgotten ones that sound funny, let us relive them for a moment.
Everything is false of course but really well imitated.”
1 Mimèsis: imitation.
2 Uchonie: Fictive epoch; imaginary evocation of time.