Denis Darzacq

In 2009, I was commissioned by Denis Darzacq to write the text for the catalogue of his recent work, Hyper.

Denis Darzacq’s latest photographic series, Casques and Hyper, explore the singular and awkward relations between desiring, mobile subjects and restrictive, coercive spaces. They stage a series of tensions, which are caught, like a breath, between divergent forces: nature and culture, the corporeal and the architectonic, global and local, consumption and creation. Deeply theatrical, the photographs are staged in carefully selected settings, in the frame of which Darzacq invites his subjects to pose and perform. There is, however, no digital trickery or photomontage in Darzacq’s works: what you see in these images, no matter how improbable or unthinkable, happened.


Imprint: Filigranes Editions
Published: February 2009
Format: 23.5 x 29 cm
Extent: 64 pp.
Binding: Hardback
ISBN-10: 2350461637
ISBN-13: 978-2350461632

About PlastiCités
Amanda Crawley Jackson lectures in French at the University of Sheffield (UK). She specialises in existentialist philosophy, urban spatialities and contemporary visual arts from France and the French-speaking world.

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