Claude Closky Inside a Triangle, 2011
Book, 28 x 22 cm, 204 pages
Printed on Balance Silk 115g, FSC Recycle
"French Fold" Bound
Printed by Arte-Print
Bound by Delabie
Edition of 140 numbered and signed copies and 35 artist's proofs
Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2011
©2011 Claude Closky and mfc-michèle didier
NB: All rights reserved. No part of this edition may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission of the artist and the publisher.
Inside a Triangle propounds an exploration of landscapes and especially of their representations. The book consists of photographs, taken around the world, of roads and paths that seem to extend to infinity. Each panorama is framed very precisely: a road starting at our feet fills the whole bottom edge of the image and moves towards the horizon which is placed exactly on the upper edge of the image.
In the center of the horizon, perspective and vanishing point show the roads, not as infinite lines inviting to walk across the landscape and beyond, but as triangles drawn in front of us, catching and capturing our glance. The vast areas in the photographs are brought on the surface of the pages of the book. They are like signs, like writing. The flow goes then vertically, from page to page, rather than horizontally, from one vanishing point to another.
Each of these images found on the Internet by Claude Closky has been rigorously selected and cropped by the artist so that they exactly overlap each other. As the right-hand page is reserved for the image alone, the caption, which indicates the place where the picture was taken, appears next to it on the left-hand page.