“People will go in, see photographs of landscapes, and when they get closer they’ll see that they’re landscapes with problems”, says Sophie Riestelhueber of the series Fait (Fact), which abandons the documentary for the aesthetic in its approach to questions of land and territory. The aerial photographs disturb our perception of the landscape and blur the line between macrocosm and microcosm as views become map-like. In these images dating from 1991, the artist – always fascinated by the notion of trace – records the scars in the Kuwait desert, the wounds inflicted on the land by the Gulf War.
100 x 130 cm
Donation de Caisse des dépôts et consignations, 2006
|Inventory no.||AM 2006-631|