Cédric Delsaux Deals with the Fact and Fiction of Modern Urban Space at acte2galerie

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PARIS.- The recent photo works of Cedric Delsaux, the final installment of his Dark Lens trilogy dealing with the fact and fiction of modern urban space, can be viewed as an attempt to approach this enigmatic, emblematic city, using cinematic futurism as a tool to get a grasp on the present. Cedric describes the feeling he had as if walking around in a gigantic set for a science fiction film: “I instantly knew that all the characters from the Star Wars galaxies would be at home here.” Seen through his Dark Lens, Dubai appears to be finally welcoming the guests it has been built for from the beginning. Delsaux collapses the realm of fiction and the realm of the real onto a single image plane: film characters are inserted into photographs of existing locations that often appear less real than the iconic crew and vehicles of the Star Wars films, whose adventures we have witnessed with our own eyes on screens around the globe. What the artist aims for