Documents, 4-vol. set
Distributed for Sequence Press
Box set documenting six of Jean-Luc Moulène's most well-known photographic series.
This special edition box set contains four volumes documenting six of Jean-Luc Loulène's most well-known photographic series. His practice cuts diagonally across the oft-stratified spheres of economics, politics, and culture in order to reveal gaps in assumed knowledge and allow new figures and transparencies to emerge. Unlike a scientist or a mathematician, an artist must produce work that is not merely the outcome of an experiment, but must also render the experiment available to others; Moulène sees this as his task. The resulting forms are models for other lines of inquiry. Many of Moulène's photographic images are grouped under the series Documents; this special publication is comprised of subseries chronicling the writings on the wall inside a tunnel in Paris (Le Tunnel/The Tunnel), a group of sex workers from Amsterdam (Les filles d'Amsterdam/The Amsterdam's Girls), minor statuettes at the Louvre (Le Louvre), objects made by French workers while on strike (Objets de grève/Strike Objects), an invasive plant species in urban environs (La Vigie/Watch Out), and products illegally exported from Palestine (Produits de Palestine/Palestinian Products). Here, photography functions as a research tool, a form of record keeping. Like Malraux's Musée Imaginaire, Documents unites the heterogeneity of the world under the sign of photography. Edition of 700 signed and numbered copies, English/French.
Paperback$120.00 T ISBN: 9780997567427 640 pp. | 7 in x 9.5 in 449 color illus.
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