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The Chemigram by Odile Bernard Schröder

  • France
  • fr
  • en
  • 14'
The Chemigram by Odile Bernard Schröder


One day in 1995, photographer Odile Bernard Schröder decided to leave her camera in the cupboard and instead devote herself exclusively to her research, exploring the vast world of alternative photographic processes. Using various techniques, she multiplies her experiments with light... Part one of a three-part encounter, this film sees her tackle the chemigram, a technique invented by Pierre Cordier in 1956, which uses both painting and photographic materials to create its images.

What you will find in this film

A technique adopted by an artist • The basics of the chemigram • Camera-less photography • A use of photo chemistry • Experiments with light

Movement determines the choice of tools for my interventions.

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Les livres

Sur Instagram

LE CHIMIGRAMME : THE CHEMIGRAM - Artist & author : Pierre Cordier ; Ed. Racine Lannoo ; Bilingual édition ;  2019

PIERRE CORDIER - CHIMIGRAMMES 1979 - Artist & author : Pierre Cordier ; Ed. BNF ; 2002

CHIMIGRAMME - PIERRE CORDIER - Artist & author : Pierre Cordier ; Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ; 1988