Program 2016

Stephen Gill

England (1971)



For more than 25 years, Stephen Gill has relentlessly tested the limits imposed by photography. He demonstrates various unusual techniques by burying his prints, creating collages with flowers and seeds and inserting objects and
insects directly into the camera body. For Coexistence, he draws water from the pond at the foot of the water tower
in Dudelange and immerses his camera into it. The water becomes the filter through which he decides to look at the
town residents. Their story becomes a substance, literally permeating the photographic material.Exhibited around the fountain of the Jardin du Rivage, photographs from this series will be coated with water-soluble varnish. Visitors

Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Judith Chauvel-Lévy, Mathieu Lang, Leos Llambias
This series was ordered by the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel du Luxembourg in Dudelange
The pictures of this series are taken from the book Coexistence published by the artist in 2012