Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The House That Burns Every Day.

The House That Burns Every Day. By Marina Gadonneix. Text by Christian Milovanoff. RVB Books, 2012. 32 pp., illustrated throughout, 28x35cm. Edition of 900 copies.

Book description:

"Marina Gadonneix’s work weaves a complex link between documentary and fiction through photographs of places given over to temporary neglect.

'The House That Burns Everyday' recalls a fable whose story, in ashes, would no longer reach us.

Marina Gadonneix has chosen to haunt a dummy house used by firemen to become familiar with fire and fighting it. In short, a room of fiction. Fire has raged, soon it will flare up again.

In this interstice, Gadonneix collects these artificial ruins. From a distance, the spectator can cope with the worst. The worst, in this work, is always yet to come."

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