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Charles Villa - Image Bleue

Charles Villa - Image Bleue

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Image Bleue is an ongoing research project exploring the phenomenon of fading in a printed image. From 2020 to 2023, Charles Villa photographed and collected hundreds of images faded to blue by exposure to sunlight. The book Image Bleue presents a compilation of these images, accompanied by a preface written by Tony Côme, as well as an interview between the author and scientists Alexa Sadier (UCLA) and Johan Mazoyer (CNRS).

"Passively, almost secretly, these images nevertheless contribute to the imagibility of certain street corners, to our ways of finding our bearings in space. They assert themselves as invisible beacons. Such is the language of blue images. And decades, days and days pass over them. For, indeed, the blue becoming that threatens them - and federates them - corresponds to a high rate of irradiation." Excerpt from the preface by Tony Côme.

Text by Tony Côme, Alexa Sadier, Johan Mazoyer
French / English
176 pages
16.5 x 23.5 cm
300 copies

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© Charles Villa

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