Dominique Thirion is an antiques dealer who is fascinated by the arts in general. His dream of creating in his own right was achieved with the discovery of digital photography. He trains his eye by taking courses at the Atelier Contraste, visiting exhibitions, reading, exploring the possibilities offered by this medium and thinking about what constitutes an image.
For his first work, “Errance marocaine” (Moroccan Wanderings), produced in 2007, he roamed (in the manner of the French photographer and photojournalist Depardon) around Zagora and Marrakech. This was followed by “Mourir en beauté” (Dying in beauty), an observation of illness and of death, and by “Ramures et évasions” (Boughs and escapism), a veiled reference to engraver Kikie Crêvecoeur.
Then came “Der Himmel über Brüssel” (The sky above Brussels), reflections on the Belgian identity through its skies, “Angels” a meditation on memory, and a stroll through “Lieux improbables” (Improbable Places), as well as an interpretation of Rembrandt’s Slaughtered Ox, “Tentation” (Temptation).
He is also exploring the world of multimedia with the creation of a multi-screen slideshow that enables a spatial and temporal dialogue between the images (“Ma Jordanie” – My Jordan).
Then, to establish a line and duration, the creation of a multi-screen slide show which allows for a spatial and temporal dialogue between the images (“ma Jordanie” [My Jordan]).
And to create confrontations and/or synergies between the static and animated images, the realisation of slide shows which mix together photos and video excerpts (“Catastrophes”, “E tu... chi sei?!” [And you...who are you], “Arras”, “Halong”, Kassel.doc).
Introduction of the voiceover as well, to give significance to the text, in a dialogue between the effigies on the cemetery tombs in Samarkand and the thoughts of Omar Khayyam (“Samarcande”).
Finally, a first piece of fiction in a poetic meditation on the iconic image of the little girl burnt by napalm as photographed by Nick Ut, (“Décalogue α”).
Traduction : Jacques Permentiers.
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