H7 / Marcelline Delbecq
Circa is an installation in two parts Poudroiements et L’envers. Working at the crossroads of documentary and fiction, past and present, light and dark, Delbecq leads the viewer into her narrative. Taking as its starting point questions around the concordance of the dates when cinema, photography and Impressionism were invented, Poudroiements is a narrative that enquires into the temporality of the image, the importance of light, the existence of landscape and the origins of sight through the metaphor of the camera obscura. L’envers is its inverted double, a printed version of everything which, in the narrative, produces evanescent images in the viewer’s imagination.
Like the Impressionist painters, Marcelline Delbecq creates an encompassing environment in which light, sounds and words recreate an experience of the landscape. Strolling between the two exhibition spaces in the natural park space enables the visitor to juxtapose the mental images which may have arisen in his or her mind with the real sight of the landscape.