Mael Le Golvan: Ecumene

Mael Le Golvan: Ecumene
International Photography Grant 2019

These photographs question our relationship to the landscape and the natural environment through a construction of space by light. The term “ecumene” is used in particular by the geographer Augustin Berque, to describe the relation of the human to his environment, a relationship both concrete and sensitive, symbolic and technical. These four quadruple links that I have sought to reveal. The absence of movement in its nocturnal images produces the effect of a decoration, of an artificiality. These photographs give us to see a nature that preserves its own but possibly chaotic organization, while at the same time the artificial appearance reminds us the control and the impact of the human on its environment.

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Mael Le Golvan was born in 1986, he lives and works in Rennes. His practice is based on photography, he continues his research on light and technical object through installations, videos and performances. Under an aesthetic envelope he questions the humans impact on environment and our technical apprehension of vision. He is graduate of a DNSEP from Rennes Art School (EESAB) in 2014, dealing with the links between art and semantics, and a master’s degree in Arts obtained at Rennes 2 University in 2012, with the theme of destruction in Contemporary artistic creation. These years of studies have been an opportunity for him to affirm a heteroclite practice in which works are shared between aesthetic data and theoretical considerations. These productions are based on both the history of art and contemporary society and are linked by their conflictual character.

Website: mael-legolvan.com

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

Ecumene © Mael Le Golvan

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International Photography Grant 2019