Gael Bonnefon

No More Dreams

Honorable Mention

No More Dreams by Gael Bonnefon.

Honorable Mention Gomma Grant 2016.

"Gael Bonnefon's practice tests a spiral through his never-ending search for intensity, breaking through dead ends, passing through a world of decay in which each picture tries to take a new step forward on the wire of a reality that constantly threatens to snap and reunite with its fantasized double.

Straddling drama and day to day life it's not about "trying to be the hero of [one's] own history, [but seeking] to be the spectator of [one's] own tragedy." (Oscar Wilde - De profundis) as, drowsy, we waver between one place and it's chimerical echo, between a face and it's fictional, disparate double.

The scenery could burn to ashes, the living could retreat into nothingness, the trees may seem to lie and the light corrupt space. Here, experiencing the world as twofold is to consent to it's alteration as well as that of the boundaries that separate oneself from the other and reality from fiction. "To die, to sleep, no more ;and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to : 'tis a consummation devoutly to be whished. To die, to sleep; to sleep, perchance to dream". (Shakespeare - Hamlet)

from the text Elegy for the mundane / About decline exhibition catalogue, Chateau d'Eau gallery.

No More Dreams. Gael Bonnefon. France

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