Matthieu Boucherit

Born in Cholet in 1986. Lives and works in Paris.
Graduated in visual communication in Nantes and a Master in visual arts at the University of Toulouse 2.
Represented by the Valérie Delaunay Gallery, Paris.

Blurred, diaphanous, the series of laptopograms titled injuries seems to embody a latent image, which we do not know if it is about to disappear or to appear. Realized by contact with the screen of our computers (laptop) and fixed by argentic chemistry without being revealed, these images seem literally "exposed", as if it were to touch by the thought. Started in 2008, this series shows a confusion between the archive and the foggy memory, it affirms the will to act on the images for lack of being able to act on the world. That is why, to consider these last, something resists. The emptiness that runs through them embodies a violence more palpable than what they hide. Rather than adding images to images, Matthieu Boucherit persists, in a sort of compulsion of repetition, to reverse the practices of retouching propaganda, in order to mitigate its effects. If it subtracts the content it will be to better reveal it or to assert the denial. The scars close, the bullet-holes disappear, the bodies and traces of blood on the ground disappear. Only the image, as a medium of memory, undergoes the violence of the screen by insolation. For Matthieu Boucherit it is not a question of making visible but of making sensitive the immoderation which makes world.