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Serge Clément. Walk and Talk

SC_004_Archipel_CapAuxMeules2002 copyThursday 29th October 5.30pm BayArt

Photographer Serge Clément will talk about his collection of photographs – Dépaysé
currently on show at BayArt.

This series has developed on the margins of many of his photographic projects over a forty-year career. Clément is a master of the play of mirrors and of deceptive transparencies, of subtle filtering meant to disorient the viewer and to make him move between real and imaginary space. This space is made up of intimacy,secrets, silence and solitude. Clément thus confronts us with an almost surreal strangeness.

Clément is an internationally renowned artist who is based in Montreal. Although his approach stems from documentary photography, it extends beyond this into the subjective and it reveals the world as an uncertain, fugitive and poetic place.


  • John Briggs October 23, 2015, 5:11 pm

    This is my favorite exhibition of all the Diffusion shows. To my mind it’s the most original of all and leaves me in a bit of a trance at the end-I’ve been taken to another world, familiar yet very very different. I’m in awe of the clair/obscure and low key light of many of the images. A refreshing departure from the garish colors, manipulation, unnatural clarity and sharpness characteristic of so much digital photography. Though I’ve been taken in by this myself, Dépaysé makes me want to go back to b&w film. Looking forward to the man’s talk on the 29th.


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