Jonathan Paquet

Born in Poitiers in 1986. Lives and works in Tourcoing, Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts.

Vinétarium has emerged from the interest for a liquid subject to the development of a microbial flora: wine. The idea was to make a sampling of different wines and to transcribe them in light. I exposed photographic film, abundantly in the light. Then, I realized a process of development of the film by the wine. By following the protocol described in a specialized photography magazine, I used wine as a developer. This process captures the deposits, tannin, wines on the film. Subsequently, I scanned the photographic negatives. The wine appears in the form of pictorial landscapes. In order to bring out the wine as light, I printed the photographs on a stretched canvas, square format, lit at the back by a LED light.