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Diane Ducruet’s work is characterized by her desire to query photography together with society. She has found her way of expressing herself with her unmistakable sense that allows us to see everyday life, especially the familiar atmosphere, in a new way. Since many of her images are remarkably suggestive even though they constantly shift conventional standards from the way they are set up, the observer follows the interlaced, occasionally absurd and deconstructed paths.
Nevertheless, the observer recognizes the central theme just by glancing at this patchwork of motherly love, physicality, extracts, montage, gestures and the playing with shapes and materials. And so it cannot be overlooked the image concepts of Ducruet’s self-portraits and the works of her « Family Album » are part of the intellectual effects and the expansion of themes circling around gender identity, on the one hand around the fragmentation of the I and, on the other hand, around the vision of a full life.
Ducruet shows us the cracks in the human mask we display. She plays a picturesque game with body axis and body centers, thereby driving decentralization, flexibility and fragmentation of the private as part of the public forward and vice-versa. References to body art as well as the perseverance of art history stabilize her portfolio of images in this connection. What is unusual about these images lies in the interlaced mixture of antagonistic and yet wisely balanced building blocks of her compositional approach.
Diane Ducruet’s images support themselves on meaningful indications in which everyone recognizes his or her own ghosts. Perhaps this is why the observer is spontaneously taken. In the images of the artist, we encounter the new, racing fragmentation of the world, which threatens to tear us into a labyrinth of chaos, which we face with desperate astonishment.

by Christoph Tannert Artistic Director
at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Berlin (Germany)
https://www.bethanien.de/

From left to right: Helga Kellner, Christoph Tannert, Diane Ducruet

for solo show « Mother and Daughter II » at Art Galerie, Siegen (Germany)

The world as unlimited (re)construction

The works by Diane Ducruet appear as a monumental project which, to some extent, is a substitute for traditional art, presenting art as life captured without dividing it into private matters, landscape or portrait. Perhaps this state could be described as “post” life of a post-man in the post-feminism in the aspect of post-art. A number of art critics and philosophers try to describe the situation “after” or “post”. Zygmunt Bauman in his book Płynna nowoczesność (Liquid modernity) (Krakow 2006) has presented changes within modern society and crisis of traditional distinctions concerning a family. To some extent these postulates concern also Diane’s works.

Self-portraits

She has been taking them since the mid-1980s. Grimaces, strange postures, tomfoolery are the means to search for the artist’s “self” which is indefinable, since it is changeable and slips out of all rules, including the tradition of works by Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, but also perversion of body-art. Being a French, Muslim, or maybe a man >from the photograph by Robert Doisneau constitute a search analogical to the one conducted by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and then Witkacy in their photographic self-portraits. Is it disguising the identity or dispensing with it? Each one of them played with photography and with its use was hiding his artistic and private identity. But in Diane’s photographs conceal archetypes of modern painting, including Goya or Caravaggio, which serve not as a symbolic message, but as a knowingly reduced basis for creating a compositional draft of a picture. Interesting are remarks of Milou whose comments concerning her works can be found at http://www.dididuc.com*. Very important are photographs in which Diane “plays” with her body, creating artistic forms from, for instance, her breasts. This is tradition of body-art; however, it is important for feminist art, e.g. Slovak Dorota Sadovska. Other self-portraits reveal the desire to be (at least for a moment) an angel, perhaps crucified, or a witch from Goya’s painting. Diane often changes convention so drastically that it is difficult to discover archetypes, which become disguised, hidden, and thus unclear, which is a positive distinguishing feature. Does such a dressing up with no beginning and no end make sense? Yes, it does, since it expresses the only possible state of the present and of lasting, as we know nothing about the future. We are in the “post” time. In these photographs there is a lot of camouflaged information – we can guess at various citations, or maybe sampling. Are these images dramatic, obsessive, or are they the result of putting on a mask, hiding one of several psychical identities? I am not able to answer this question. Perhaps there is no answer to it so far!?

Idiots

It is the continuation of self-portrait; however, it is in color. The face is masked and changed, also by the way of presenting works which involves multiplying an image.

Family album (since 1995)

It concerns the father, mother and brother, who initially were captured in singular photographs. Later, photos of the father were presented in a tableau Father is dancing. Originally the works were entitled Dialog. They constitute fragments of paintings. Diane’s father was presented as St. Thomas from Caravaggio’s painting. Dialog consists of authentic, but also acted out scenes which refer to memory, a trace, as well as to vanishing. The images are full of melancholy – once young bodies fade, die slowly. They are full of sorrow, although deprived of fear and despair. It is also a dialog between the artist and her parents, not an easy dialog, rather empty, theatrical gestures. However, large format photographs, unlike the previous ones, can make an impression with their importunity, entering the intimate world of parents’ relations. Nowadays everything undergoes the process of deconstruction, is being taken to pieces, rationalized and deprived of any mystery.

Zoos and other series

These are reflections, fragments of reality, uncertainty of the moment. An elephant strolling in a photograph, or rather in our imagination, for a moment becomes a stone sculpture. An animal personifies and continues iconography of people. A dog can be as sad as a human being, so its psychological condition can be depicted. That is why in other series pictures of animals are mixed up with portraits of people. Diane with ease moves on from one topic to another, although she tells about the same – about the lack of constant references, lack of distance to people and events, since everything is covered by an unreal mist of fiction, fantasy and real episodes. The situation is similar in the next series.

Undressed men

Male characters are exaggerated, caricature-like, they remind of amateur photographs rather than criticism of consumer society by Diane Arbus from the 1960s. The series destroys the myth of a Renaissance man, developed and supported by modernity which attacked traditional values.

Post-feminist state

It seemed to me that Diane’s works followed the path of belligerent feminism of the 1970s or 1980s represented by Marina Abramowic, Natalia LL, or Orlan. However, they are more complicated. On one hand the whole culture, and thus art, expresses such leftist postulates, e.g. Pedro Almodovar, and on the other hand tries to modify them, combine with religious spaces, including Gnostic, which was achieved probably only by Natalia LL. However, the young generation, to which Diane belongs, has experienced the victory of feminism, obviously limited to certain spheres and phenomena of culture and political life. That is why this state the artist herself calls the state “after”. What does it mean? Diagnosing own “psyche” and “bios”, analyzing faces, masks, body, but also family, and in broader sense also society she lives in, because in this way the series Zoos can be perceived. These works still attack status-quo, although make use of modern benefits offered by consumer civilization. For Diane art is an endless text, and her task is examining grammar of the language of personal relations.

What does Diane depict?

She is aware of any fragment of the reality taking place either in Bratislava, Berlin, London or any other place. Each manifestation of reality is potentially important for her, even if it is seemingly trivial. Out of each situation she creates an image in her own, usually pessimistic style. In her works, just like in works by Arbus, the state of reflection upon the situation of a human being prevails; reflection which is also melancholy understood as sorrow and grief (but not despair) because of vanishing beauty, or the lack of it. Diana’s world is very pessimistic, decadent, maybe a little egocentric, but also familiar, as it expresses the state of searching and awaiting. Although it is unclear what and whom is being searched for and awaited. Religiousness of her artistic vision has been reduced to minimum, to iconographic patterns only, and it does not concern the myth any longer. But on the other hand, however, these photographs evoke compassion to everything that vanishes, what is transient and fragile, just like life.

« The world as unlimited (re)construction » by Krzysztof Jurecki Translation: Maja Hrehorowicz

Article published in “KWARTALNIK FOTOGRAFIA” Nr. 22/2007

About "Family Games"

At first glance, it looks like everyone in the family is having fun, acting out goofy scenarios for the camera. Well, yes, it’s a family of artists, and each seems comfortable revealing playful, creative poses that are far from ordinary family snapshots. But on closer examination, we see that this extended performance of role-playing and intimate interactions is serious art, and not quite so light and frivolous as it seems at first.In a brilliant new photo book called Family Games, French photographer Diane Ducruet has broken free of all the usual formulas and has come up with a thought-provoking series of staged portraits that play with the ideas of family dynamics, identity, control, influence, postures of power, and more. The work becomes a kaleidoscope of subtext as members of the family slip in and out of expected roles: mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, husband and wife.In one series, the males of the family (father and son) seem not the least bit embarrassed to be pictured dressed only in underwear, with slightly sagging bellies, as they assume comic-heroic poses that mimic old paintings and historic statues.Ducruet stages the scenarios and makes photographs, while her mother sketches each pose from a slightly different perspective with charcoal on paper. In one hilarious stance, the father poses as an archer ready to launch an invisible arrow with an invisible bow. Ducruet photographs him from below, with his foot perched on lichen-colored solid rock. He appears a bit ridiculous, like a modern-day Quixote. Her mother draws the same scene (perhaps exaggerating the size of the belly), and both views — photo and drawing — are presented side by side. This is just one of many poses in this series, and the women are clearly directing the show here — the men perform as they are told. It’s funny, but it has an undercurrent that creates a taut tension. This box of family photos continues to explore variations on the themes of family influence, manipulation and control. In a group called « Dialogues, » Ducruet’s mother and father are literally in each other’s faces with odd shows of affection — pinching cheeks, biting each other, and tweaking noses. The metaphors are clearly intentional, and the friction feels real. In « Performances of the Ordinary, » Ducruet turns the camera on herself as she assumes awkward and absurd poses, poking fun at herself. In one pose she sits half-nude with a huge sausage stuffed in her mouth. Nothing seems sacred. The « Mother and Daughter » sequence becomes even more troubling. A series of black-and white portraits show the two as they silently ridicule each other with straight faces. Is this judgment? Jealousy? Sarcasm? In the aptly titled closing sequence, « Pulling Faces, » Ducruet is center stage again in grids of self-portraits as her face is repeatedly poked, prodded, pinched, pressed, stretched, distorted and tugged by hands from outside the frame. Are these metaphors for how our parents and siblings try to mold us and shape us and define us all the way into adulthood? Is this a comment about the outside pressures and forces that we must endure and resist daily as we strive to be individuals? Family Games is clever work, and worthy of a careful look.

Jim Casper
http://www.lensculture.com/

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Movings

Ceramics and photography

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The Collector’s Eye

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At l’Atelier : New project – New model(s)

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Sisyphae back to Niort – Librairie des Halles

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Second exhibition at The Atelier !

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Beautiful catalog & special price

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My workspace is ready !

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Thomas Kellner’s You & Me

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Rabenmütter. Zwischen Kraft und Krise: Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute

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Inter faeces and urinam nascimur?

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In arcadia ego

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Solo show at ArtGalerie , Siegen (Germany)

„Inter faeces and urinam nascimur”? „Zwischen Fäkalien und Urin erblicken wir das Licht der Welt?“ Seit den frühen Anfängen und zutiefst im Gegensatz zu diesem Satz des heiligen Augustinus kreiert die Fotografie Familiendarstellungen als Grundstein der Volkswirtschaft unseres 21. Jahrhunderts. Nach mehr als 200 Jahren eines ununterbrochenen Stroms von Abstammungslinien wissen wir noch immer nicht …

Interview by Christophe Cartier / visuelimage.com

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Les familles ne sont ni aimables ni haïssables

« Les familles ne sont ni aimables ni haïssables. Il était temps d’en finir avec la taule freudienne où se complaisent encore tant de scénaristes et de romancières tels des Adams et des Eves qui se donneraient rendez-vous devant l’Arbre de la Connaissance. On s’occupe dans cet ouvrage de mettre en scène divers angles de filiations …

FISHEYE Magazine / Sylvain Morvant

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Attention transgression ! Science et perversité dans Augias de Claude Louis‐ Combet.

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Brève histoire de l’érotisme exhibé

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Curator removes intimate images from Paris gallery after threats received Exhibition featuring Diane Ducruet’s work part of month-long photography festival

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View magazine / Belgium

 About « Family Games »At first glance, it looks like everyone in the family is having fun, acting out goofy scenarios for the camera. Well, yes, it’s a family of artists, and each seems comfortable revealing playful, creative poses that are far from ordinary family snapshots. But on closer examination, we see that this extended performance of …

« J’entendis la fermière parler à son coq.(…) »

J’entendis la fermière parler à son coq. Elle avait des mots aimables et des accents de prêtre pendant que d’une main rosée fut cisaillé le cou du volatile. Tant qu’il y eut du sang il y eut des paroles, mais plus un mot sur le tabouret à l’instant de la plumaison… Servir une oie, offrir un alcool …

FOTÓ DIALÓGUS / DIALOGUE Lithuania

„Azt mondjak, a targyaknak nincs sem szfvūk, sem lelkūk.Mindazonaltal, ha megkozeli’tjūk oket, atlėnyegūlnek ės tortėnetek mesėlėsėbe kezdenek, mintha csak valamilyen sajatos kūldetėssel ruhaztak volna fel oket. Nėznek minket, s mi elarasztjuk oket jo szandėkainkkal, s mindekozben ok dolgokka, arucikkekkė valtoznak. Ėrtėkre tesznek szert, vagy ėppen ėrtėket veszftenek, felkeltik vagy ėppen lelohasszak vagyakozasainkat… A zseni talan …

Thomas Kellner Photographer’s network selection 2008

Ende 2007 wurden wieder ca. hundert meiner Kollegen und Freunde weltweit eingeladen, die ich im Laufe der beiden letzten Jahre kennen gelernt habe, an diesem Projekt teilzunehmen. Es sind allesamt meist junge Fotografinen, die ich bei Festivals, auf den Kunstmessen und in meinen Galerien kennen gelernt habe. Mit manchem verbinden sich bereits auch schon jahrelange …

PASSENGERS IN FOTO announcing Kaunas Foto festival in Lithuania

(…) festicalj, jaućiausi kaip jurtjj iki kclią ir nuta- riau aplankyti visas paroclas. Po dvi savaitcs trukusio narśymo po didmicstj, keliii labai jdomią parodą, kitą – kuklią vos dcśimtics fotografiją parodćlią, kclią uźrakintą durą, ltkus puści pliusiukais nepażymetą adrcsą programelćjc, supratau, kad j parodą sąraśus didmicsćią fotofcstivaliuose rcikctą żiurćti su śypscna, kaip 1 lamburge. Po …

Consulat de Belgique, Koeln, Germany, Curated by Fabrice Wagner

Event/group show organised by Consulat of Belgium for the publication of three books by publisher « Le Caillou Bleu, in Koeln, Germany. Introduction to my newly published book « Family Games »  Group show gathering the works of myself, Kumi Oguro and Carla Van Puttelaar. .

Obiettivo Donna 2008 Terza edizione “La Ricerca” Con Il Patrocinio delle politiche culturali dell’XI Municipio

Dal 23 Febbraio al 4 Aprile 2008 Con Il Patrocinio delle politiche culturali dell’XI Municipio Per il terzo anno consecutivo Officine Fotografiche organizza la rassegna Obiettivo Donna. Un’appuntamento legato alle visioni al femminile. Questa edizione si contraddistingue per la scelta dei lavori che hanno come denominatore comune la ricerca. Dal lavoro della Floris immagini con …

Book « Family album », Editor Le caillou bleu (Belgium)

Photography Diane Ducruet, Drawings Sophie Ducruet, texts Michel DucruetIncluding series such as:Males Posing, Mother & Daughter I, Performances of the ordinary, Grimaces, DialogBox containing 2 booksSoftcover : 96 pagesPublisher : Le Caillou Bleu (Belgium) ; Édition : 1 (20th of June 2008)Language : FrenchISBN-10 : 2930537027ISBN-13 : 978-2930537023Box dimensions : 24 x 1,5 x 17,5 cm IntroductionJ’entendis la fermière parler à son …

OBBIETTIVO DONNA in Italy

« Malheur aux enfants qui se révoltent contre leurs parents et abandonnent par caprice la maison paternelle ! Jamais ils ne trouveront le bien en ce monde et, tôt ou tard, ils s’en repentiront amèrement. »Les aventures de Pinocchio de Carlo Collodi

ENTRE TEMPS ET VIVANTS / Galerie Chambre à part / Strasbourg

«Une petite valise d’objets, de lieux et de personnages servent de pièces à conviction. Tels sont les « Things & Words2 », somptueux comme ce portrait de fille aux joues roses, désertés comme cette banquette d’un train, désespérants comme le décor de la Stasi, terrifiants comme les baraques des camps, les murs lamentables de la séparation, reposants …

BOURSE DU TALENT #32 – PORTRAIT

Du mardi 18 décembre 2007 au dimanche 27 janvier 2008Lieu d’exposition : Bibliothèque nationale de France BNF La 32ème Bourse du Talent sur le thème du portrait dans tous ses états a eu lieu le jeudi 28 juin 2007 à 15 heures. Parmi les 150 dossiers, d’une grande qualité, reçus, les membres organisateurs ont sélectionné les douze …

The Future of Digital Photography, Cyberfoto 2007. 10th International Digital Photo Competition, cat. exhibiton, RCK Częstochowa.

The works by Diane Ducruet – I wrote in “Kwartalnik Fotografia” – appear as a monumental project which, to some extant, is a substitute for traditional art, presenting art as life captured without dividing it into private matters, landscape or portrait. Perhaps this state could be described as “post” life of post-human in the post-feminism …

GALERIA SZTUKI WOZOWNIA IN TORUN / Poland

Dwie drogi w twórczości Diane Ducruet  „Twórczość Diane Ducruet — pisałem w „kwartalniku Fotografia »— jawi się jako całość monumentalnego projektu, który do pewnego stopnia zastępuje tradycyjną sztukę, przedstawiając ją jako życie chwytane wprost, bez podziału na sprawy prywatne, pejzaż czy portret. Być może jest to stan określany jako życie „past » po-człowieka w post-feminizmie w aspekcie …

FLESH OF MY FLESH IN MAGENTA MAGAZINE

Who’s in charge here? Since Roland Barthe described the photograph as  »a cunning dissociation of consciousness from identity: we have been made increasingly aware of the ways in which subject and object, photographer and photographed become conceptually entangled. The camera literally ‘takes- our picture and transforms us into something altogether different, Who hasn’t experienced that …

Boutographies 2007, Montpellier

Les PassagersA l’ère des héros bioniques, composites ou synthétiques – lisses et performants, d’une plastique irréprochable (pourquoi autant de mannequins de mode dans le cinéma d’aujourd’hui ?) – Diane Ducruet montre des êtres parcourus de failles et de manques. Mais c’est moins le visage d’un individu en particulier qui est ici interrogé, que l’image photographique …

Vider son sac c’est avouer bien des choses…

Vider son sac c’est avouer bien des choses… Maigret trouvait dans une armoire tel parfum de fleur d’oranger qui lui rappelait l’avant-guerre ou telle odeur de naphtaline sur le manteau d’une vieille fille assassinée… Tout braconnier a ses bouts de ficelle et son couteau. Il y a plus de choses utiles dans la poche d’un …

PURPOSE purpose 2 – été 2006 / Chroniques de l’ordinaire

Tod Seelie  Everyday I LiveGerald Garbez  Des images à plusieurs voixMaya de Forest  I Love Here NowKevin RomaniukDiane Ducruet  Prolégomènes à une Histoire AllemandeBrad Phillips  Dear DiaryDan Siney  From the series « Come For Me » Musique de Matthieu Aschehoug Webmag trimestriel gratuit et indépendant, purpose explore les territoires de la photographie contemporaine en publiant les portfolios d’auteurs émergents. Ce deuxième numéro visite un genre particulier …

Thomas Kellner’s photographers network – selection 2006, June 2006 « IMAGINE »

photographers:network / selection 2006 June 24th till July 2nd, 2006 Studio Thomas Kellner Siegen, Germany ————————————- The exhibition shows work by 26 photographers from 11 countries. Photographers and artists trade pictures – many of us do. Each photographer is represented by one selected picture, each traded for one of Thomas Kellner’s. In this project, Thomas …

PERFORMANCES OF THE ORDINARY AT VOIES OFF

 Performance of the ordinary 1999-2000 – 14 Silver Gelatin Prints 20×20 cm « Goya was acquainted with demons and witches. You only have to look at his portrait of Charles IV and his degenerate family to burst out laughing at their majesties’ lamentably bloated faces. When an era ends, it disguises itself. Entertainment reaches the elite. The …

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Le Caillou Bleu

Family games

Ars Victoria

Mother & Daughter II

Art proofs

Various prints