Damien Caccia / Lucas Leffler
Born in 1989 in Les Lilas. Lives and works in Les Lilas.
Nantes Fine Arts graduate.
“Tears” is a series of miniature images taken with a cell phone between 2015 and 2019, transferred from photographic paper onto drops of dried glue. This thin film of glue thus resembles cameos, and acts as a lens, from an inverted perspective. The viewer comes as close as possible to the image in order to distinguish its content, and compensates for its weak definition by a greater concentration of the gaze. This commitment then transforms our perception which tears away from the continuous flow of images flooding our daily lives. Put in motion the contemporary gaze "dumbfounded", such is the meaning of this project whose title refers as much to the support (the drops of glue) as to the physiology of the eye which can both see and be moved. .
Born in 1993 in Virton. Lives and works in Brussels.
Graduated from an artistic master's degree at KASK in Ghent.
Represented by the Pinguin Space gallery (Brussels) and Intervalle (Paris).
“Zilverbeek” is a long-term project started in 2017. It documents and interprets the story of a stream located in Antwerp, in which silver metal could be recovered from its sludge. Indeed, since the 1920s, the Belgian factory Gevaert has run tons of silver in this stream, its sludge then colored black due to the presence of silver, which earned it the name of Zwarte. gracht (the black channel) or Zilverbeek (the silver stream). In 1927, a supplier to Gevaert invented a system to collect money for his own account.
Fascinated by this story, I gathered historical documents and photographed the factory as well as the stream in present times. In my turn, by using the silver found in this sludge, I developed a technique of silver photo printing. This project mixes documentary investigation and poetic reinterpretation through an experimental photographic practice.