F for Fontcuberta
The real is linked to photography. But it's a deceptive link. Photomontages, staging, angles… the truth is but an illusion. Joan Fontcuberta knows this, and he pokes fun at it with a very Catalan irony and with great erudition. F for Fontcuberta is a "documenter", stepping up the photographer's game by real-fake interviews. In discovering here the forgotten Professor Ameisenhaufen, or the poor cosmonaut Istochnikov, we are seized by doubt: not about whether this is true or false, but why do we want to believe it? We are seized once more, by a liberating laugh at this Fontcuberta who addresses us with a mischievous wink.
What you will find in this film
Dreamlike photomontages - A parody of science - The art of recycling images - A play on reality - The art of provoking reflection - Making play a reflection - Photographic installations - Installations - A major figure in plastic photography
00:03 The truth in question: photomontage
00:10 Secret fauna 00:26 The photogram, the imprint and the palimpsest 00:33 An unassuming cosmonaut: the propaganda photo 00:43 Father Fontana's mermaids
00:26 The photogram, the imprint and the palimpsest
00:33 An unassuming cosmonaut: the propaganda photo
00:43 Father Fontana's mermaids
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Pandora’s camera : ¨Photogr@phy After Photography, Joan Fontcuberta, Mack, London, 2014
Joan Fontcuberta: Fauna, CNDP, Paris 2012
Deconstructing Osama: The Truth About the Case of Manbaa Mokfhi, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, 2007
Camouflages, Joan Fontcuberta, Contrasto, Italy, 2013
Assemblages: Joan Foncuberta, Jean-Jacques Ceccarelli, Louis Pons, Artothèque A. Arthaud, Marseille, 89