Confinement is the world that stops. The tragic unity of place, time and action. A curtain-up scene where nothing happens. Or maybe it is.
Each image of her daily life photographed by Joséphine Douet during the first months of the first confinement in 2020 is a still life, a baroque memento mori, an hourglass constantly flipped to remind us that everything can stop except time. A closed camera for this theater of objects, this cabinet of wonders where the agony of things is also a return of life in new forms.
Joséphine Douet’s new series Pourritures Nobles (Noble Rot) will be at Anne Clergue Galerie September 17-October 15, 2021.