Atlas of Places
Fable for Another Time
Having been developed day by day, these photomontages do not pretend to show any organic development: the link between them is rather one of insistence and repetition. For while one doesn’t know whether, as the saying goes, “things which are repeated are pleasing,” one’s belief is that they are significant. And what was sought throughout this series were significant features.
The reader will easily see where these images stand. But to be honest, one shouldn’t think that this is the correct way of stating the problem. “Demystification” – a word which is beginning to show signs of wear – is not an Olympian operation. What is showcased here represents the full contradiction of our time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
In times of transition like ours, the only way to help the change is to examine everything in good faith, without passion, it is to deposit a sort of sincere assessment of the state of acquired knowledge; and if we claim to direct, we – atoms lost in the common flow – it should be with our best guide, our reasoning, our ability to compare and deduce. If this series is not infallible, it has at least this quality to illuminate certain doubts and allow those who analyse it to recognise patterns.