18 / Miroirs-étang du Vacarès / Lexane Laplace

Chambre 18

Thème : Arles et la Peinture​​​

« Miroirs-étang du Vacarès »

This proposal came to my mind around the idea of the horizon I have photographed only from the shores of the Vaccarès lagoon. This horizon fades away or can only be guessed once it has been lost within a monochromatic atmosphere. It represents a fine separation line between the sky and the water, a mirror horizon. Painters have always been inspired by the horizon. Inspiring voyages, an image of infinity and freedom, horizon is intangible and relative (giving the impression of a limit due to its position as an observer). Moreover, the horizon does not really exists. It is the idea of confusion between the sky and the water, between dreams and reality that I intend to capture in my images as fragments of reflections and projection spaces for the viewer.

Lexane Laplace


Lexane Laplace was born in 1989. Following a Bachelor Degree in Modern Literature and Philosophy, she was admitted in the École Nationale Supérieure de photographie in Arles. She already had a pronounced inclination for documentaries and forms of studies that necessitate in situ practice: sociology, anthropology, ethnology. Drawing her inspiration from films by Jean Rouche, Chris Marker and Pier Paolo Pasolini as well as from early documentaries dealing with the Great Depression in the USA (Walker Evans, James Agee, John Steinbeck), her plastic art work explores well delimited territories to question identity and representations. Moreover, she mixes photographs and videos to work on archives, fiction and modular forms of information where images, imagery and imaginary merge.