Olivier Lovey

Switzerland (1981)
Festival Images Vevey
Miroir aux alouettes

Olivier Lovey creates large in situ installations, toying with the notion of trompe l’œil by blending reality and its photographic double. For Festival Images, he conceived a tailor-made surreal image outdoors on the portico that once marked the entrance to Vevey. Like a mise en abyme, Miroir aux alouettes addresses photography’s limitations to reproduce reality by encouraging viewers to look differently at a familiar structure for local residents. This installation followed artwork the Valais photographer presented a few months earlier in the Vevey train station, featuring a spectacular wave about to shatter the building’s glass doors.