Four Windows for Next Echo … a brief political and aesthetic credo
Life at the transgressive edge of society
The late Henri Laborit theorized, based on sound medical research, that physical and mental health were promoted by a creative and near transgressive attitude toward ambiant socio-cultural codes. His participation to Alain Resnais film Mon oncle d’Amérique was, besides his books, his only fray into film illustration of his theory.
Four windows for Next Echo
These four images were taken by a roving eye and a liberated image attitude in relative transgression of “programmed” photos documenting a situation or an idea. Their reality is the only message I wish to communicate … the looker-reader is invited to interpret them as he or she sees fit. As such they may be seen as constituting a political and aesthetic credo of sort.
More to follow …
(All images by Maurice Amiel)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maurice Amiel, M. Arch. (U.C. Berkeley) is retired professor of Environmental Design at the School of Design, University of Quebec at Montreal, where he was involved mainly in environment-behaviour teaching and applied research projects. In order to promote environmental awareness, he has turned after retiring to documenting and writing about various physical and human agents contributing to a sense of self, place and sociability ...THAT was for CulturalWeekly ... I wish to add to my activities the documenting of the fundamental role of light in photography.