Cathédrales Hermétiques – vitraux, Notre-Dame de Paris, 14th century by Laurence Aëgerter
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Laurence Aëgerter

Cathédrales Hermétiques – vitraux, Notre-Dame de Paris, 14th century 2000 - 2016

Photographic print
85 ⨯ 85 cm
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About the artwork

Cathédrales hermétiques – vitraux is the result of Aëgerter next research step from her Cathédrales body of work. For Cathédrales hermétiques– vitraux she selected five interiors involving magnificent stained glass from spiritual architectures in order to explore the magical experience of color patterns revealed by light. Stained glass rose windows and interior views from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, Notre-Dame de Paris and Segovia Cathedral are silkscreened with a black layer of ink reactive to the heat of the sun, allowing the chanting colours to emerge from darkness in a unexpected and enchanting way. As in Cathédrales hermétiques, these church interiors begin in darkness and are slowly revealed when exposed to sunlight, like photography in a darkroom; a cycle that takes about an hour to open up and close again.

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Laurence Aëgerter (Marseille, 1972) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Marseille. She graduated from a bachelor fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2006, after studying art history at the VU University in Amsterdam. Photography, installation and artist’s books are her main media. Her work addresses the permanent transformation in the essence of things. She examines the archive that shapes our collective memory. Displacement and translation are essential themes in her work. Over the past years she has been exhibiting in several international solo and group shows, including Fries Museum, Leeuwarden; Le Louvre, Paris; MAMAC (Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art), Nice; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; Hermitage
Museum, Amsterdam. Her work is in numerous public collections including Paul Getty Centre in Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art in New York; Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris; MAMAC in Nice; Fries Museum in Leeuwarden and Caldic Collection in Rotterdam.