For the Rotondes' new loop French artist Thibault Brunet has adapted his Territoires Circonscrits project, a research in photography inspired from old commissions by public authorities, such as the heliographic mission.
To make his images Thibault Brunet uses a tool (put at his disposal by Leica Geosystems) that scans space and renders it in a cloud of linear points. Because rendering is closer to drawing than photography, this technique blurs the codes of representation. The landscape/subject is no longer limited by the horizon or the frame, but extends in a circle around the camera, and fades as it moves away from the lens, leaving a blind spot in its place.
Thibault Brunet’s "vision machine" echoes the first shots taken in dark rooms. The device used is heavy and makes reaching shooting locations difficult. Exposure is long and reveals the narrative potential of the image by showing the passage of time on people and things. These images, taken mainly along the Luxembourg border where the frozen landscape seems to be waiting for something, are a reference to German romantic period paintings but also to a mode of perception derived from video games.