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Robert Polidori: Chronophagia

Text by David Dorenbaum, Robert Polidori.

"Samir Geagea Headquarters, Barakat Building, Sodeco, Rue de Damas, Beirut, Lebanon" (1994) is reproduced from <I>Robert Polidori: Chronophagia.</I>.From his images of the Chateau of Versailles under restoration to the faded grandeur of Havana, to scenes of devastation from Chernobyl after the nuclear explosion and a New Orleans ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, Robert Polidori is drawn to detritus, shattered worlds and elegant ruin. Often considered an architectural photographer, Polidori captures more than buildings: his highly detailed views of interiors evoke both the intimate and the mysterious, wherein the humanity of these photos is felt in its very absence, in the traces left behind in vacant spaces once inhabited. Chronophagia is an affordable sampling of Polidori's many famous projects. This handsome clothbound volume contains the artist's own selection of more than 100 photographs, from the classics to several rarely seen images. The result is a beautifully edited compendium of Polidori's 28-year career and a stunning visual exploration of the liminal space between past and present, of worlds on the brink of disappearance.
Robert Polidori was born in Montreal in 1951 and lives in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of exhibitions in New York, London, Brazil and Montreal, among others. He received the World Press Photo Award in 1997, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2000, and Communication Arts awards in 2007 and 2008. In 2006 Polidori's series of photographs of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

"Samir Geagea Headquarters, Barakat Building, Sodeco, Rue de Damas, Beirut, Lebanon" (1994) is reproduced from Robert Polidori: Chronophagia..

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Robert Polidori: Chronophagia

Robert Polidori: Chronophagia

"Salle d'introduction aux galeries historiques, (2) ANR.01.002, Salles du XVII, Aile du Nord – RdC, Château de Versailles, 1985" is reproduced from Robert Polidori: Chronophagia, in which psychologist David Dorenbaum writes, "The photographs of Polidori unfold in the temporality of an imaginary time. This is a psychic time organized around unconscious traces, around layers of memories. Like superimposed negatives of a photograph, most of them are only accessible to our consciousness in fragments. I keep asking myself what is the notion of time that underlies Polidori's photographs. It appears that time is a structure shared with being. Time is the object in these photographs. However, I can see that they exist in several distinct but converging temporalities. One is constituted by the temporality of the events portrayed, which is superimposed on another temporality, capable of eluding any form of measurement, by telescoping the mental categories of space and time. This is the temporality of human experience that perhaps can be made visible again.
Although I really don't know quite where it came from, I imagine that Polidori achieves this effect through a process like that of the archaeologist attempting to reconstruct a vase from shards found in the field. Through history, but also through his imagination, he is able to establish a link between incongruous events and dislocated chronologies. His photographs set in motion the dynamic forces of the unconscious, his and ours. This is how they enlarge our world: they activate in us a process of transformation of our self-perception. They make us question our impressions of what is beautiful. They make us wonder what will last and what will not. I borrow the splendid title of J.W. Dunne's book published in 1927, and think of the work of Robert Polidori as An Experiment with Time." continue to blog


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ISBN: 9783869306988 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2014
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ISBN: 9783869305929 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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Robert Polidori: After the Flood

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Introduction by Jeff L. Rosenheim.

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ISBN: 9783865212771 | US $125.00

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Robert Polidori's Metropolis

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ISBN: 9781891024986 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 11/2/2004
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