Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

Sub Rosa 2019, published by C/O Berlin and Spector Books (Leipzig), colour prints on printer's residue paper, 900 copies, 144 pages. 

© Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Courtesy Galerie C.

Sub Rosa 2019, exhibition view in C/O Berlin (Germany). 9 hours film on 4 synchronized screens, custom modular synthesizer, quadraphonic
synthesizer, quadraphonic sound (collaboration with Matthias
Puech for sound creation).

© Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Courtesy Galerie C.

Sub Rosa

For several years, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques has been developing a reflection between the documentary genre for its resonance with the present and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. From the real estate crisis in Spain to the figure of the black blocks, via the Eden project and the utopia of Black Mountain College, his works reflect a worldsubject to tensions that produce strategies for its re-enchantment. The global issues of immaterial circulation of data of private property and collective appropriation are at the basis of a visual
the basis of a visual and sculptural exploration.

Sub Rosa is a 12-hour video and sound installation about teenagers in Madrid a ruined monument of Spanish fascism. In an emotionally charged fragmentary form, it portrays the disorientation of this generation and contrasts it with the dominant power structures. Complementary to the video, the photographic project is presented as a unique and original open work, which can be recomposed ad infinitum.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques is a graduate of the École supérieure des of Marseille (2010) and of the École nationale supérieure de la photographie d'Arles (2012). His work has been presented at the BAL in Paris, Fotofestival Mannheim (curated by Urs Stahel), the Aperture
Foundation in New York and at C/O Berlin. Between 2015 and 2016 he was was resident at the Centre photographique d'Île-de-France and the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. In 2015, he won the Immersion Prize: a Franco-American photographic commission, awarded by the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, in alliance with Aperture Foundation. In 2019 he was selected for the Foam Talents exhibition awarded by the Fotomuseum Amsterdam and received the C/O Berlin Talent Award.

Galerie C

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