Leigh Ledare Double Bind Installation, 2012

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Grey Cardboard slipcase, 46.9 x 35.8 x 10 cm
Contains 480 posters, 30.9 x 41.3 cm
and 6 magazines, 30.9 x 41.3 cm, 80 pages each
Offset printing on Cyclus Print 100g
Printed and bound by Arte-Print


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Edition of 3 copies and 2 artist's proofs
Certificate numbered and signed by the artist
Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2012

©2012 Leigh Ledare 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.

Selected Collections:
Fotomuseum Winterthur
CNAP, Centre National des Arts Plastiques


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Produced on the occasion of Leigh Ledare exhibition at mfc-michèle didier gallery and the publication of the Double Bind set, the installation deploys 480 posters that take up the entire pages of volume 3 entitled Ephemeras, composed of 6 magazines of 80 pages each.

Ephemeras visually reconstructs a pile of documents composed by the artist mixing different sources, and collected from magazines or personal papers.

Arranged on top of each other and photographed with the help of a reprographic bench, they successively reveal fashion images, advertisements, excerpts from articles, erotic to pornographic iconography from the 70s.

The whole does not seem a priori to benefit from a particular arrangement or order or from a common context, except for the artist who took them. By bringing together, repeating motifs or true fortuitous compositions, the artist gives a personal aura to all these figures.

The installation takes the form of a consultation of this corpus of images, in the manner of a slide show, to produce a form of collage that the artist has created over time; last page shows the table of his studio.

The posters must be installed partially or entirely, following the order of the pages indicated in the 6 magazines, horizontally or vertically, in rows or columns.



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