40 / Les gorges du Gardon / Agathe Mouchès

Chambre 40

Thème : Arles et l’Architecture​

« Les gorges du Gardon »

My images are snapshots, quick captures of events seen that initiate narrative-less stories. Each installs the idea of an aiming process and designates an element through a distance which, more than photographic, could be that of a cinematographic picture. The subjects, photographed from a distance are caught in environments that fake adherence to the very surface of the image. Within those ambiguous spaces, the situations and gestures no longer express their initial meaning; instead they leave room for broader representations. All my works – large inkjet prints nailed to the wall, small framed formats, screened slides, tinkered or misused objects – propose precarious translations of daily lives scenes, current topic images, subjects known, sought or feared. Each image expresses, in its own way, the condition of a shifted reality. Major geological and historic site of the South of France, the Gardon gorges mountain is one of the French “Grands Sites” (Major Sites). The Gardon gorges have been shaped by the Gardon river, a tributary to the Rhône river. It springs from the Cévennes mountain range. The site is located North of Nîmes, in the Gard Departement of the Occitanie region.

Agathe Mouchès


Agathe first studied Art and the History of Art in the Pantheon-Sorbonne University. She entered the ENSP in 2013 where she graduated. For the last two years, she has been living and working in the South-East of France.

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