Arles 2012: Christian Milovanoff
Just as Christian Milovanoff likes to combine images, superimpose photographs, and simultaneously see the front and back of a printed newspapers, three facets of his personality will be revealed to us during this festival. It’s up to us to grasp them to better understand the man.
Tuesday – Thursday, July 3 – 5, and Saturday, July 7, “Le Milo du soir” will sound through the halls of the Théâtre Antique. In the evening, Christian Milovanoff will give a lecture on different genres of photography. It will be a journey through a selection of photographs and the thoughts behind them.
During the day, Milovanoff can be found at the Musée Réattu. Reproduce, arrange, archive, document, tell: these are the key words at work in his new half-documentary, half-fictional Attraction. The photographer engages in a strange game in the reproduction of his own archives, which he deconstructs. Milovanoff adopts the famous formula of Godard: “Montage, my beautiful concern.” For him it’s more about bringing together several images and seeing what results. Archiving, arranging, reproducing to organize “things seen,” to give order to the chaos of the visible through stories where tales and fiction and documentary refer back to documentary and vice versa.
You can read the full version of this article by Wilfrid Estève on the French version of La Lettre.