chloé meynier

Movie theatre

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Monte Rio, États-Unis, Amérique

“I love the idea of creating stories that could be true but that could also be completely fictional. I see my role as a photographer to create stories that beg the viewer’s imagination to fill the gaps and lead to more questions than answers.” Chloé Meynier

About the artwork

Meticulously staged in a retro style with shimmering colours, the photographs of French artist Chloé Meynier explore the roles, vulnerability, and identities of women. She has entitled this series Wait until Dark. This collection of images was taken from unexpected angles and it is charged with an ambiguous narrative. Gentle melancholy and tensions between unseen challenges, intimacy, identity, and agency… It is up to the viewer to assemble all of the elements to imagine the fate of these fictional characters.

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Movie Theatre et Phone Call are part of the series « Wait until Dark ». Wait until Dark is a series of colorful staged images captured from unusual perspectives, exploring women’s roles, vulnerability, and identity. The images are charged with an ambiguous narrative yet, provide key elements regarding who these women are. Each photograph leaves ample room for the viewer to let their imagination fill the gaps and determine what fate awaits these imagined characters. Despite the palpable lightheartedness, the work expresses a quiet melancholy and probes tensions between invisible challenges, gender identity, and life.

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