Noctuary – the first publication of Renée Lorie (Belgium, 1989), a Brussels based photographer – is a photografic journey into undefined landscapes and interiors. The black and white photographs are full of magical moments, uncertain feelings and surreal light. With an accompanying text on the young oeuvre of the artist by Steven Humblet.
To accompany the publication Lorie created an exhibition within the surroundings of Netwerk Fabriek. Noctuary - the exhibition - examines the spacial possibilities of the photographic work in the book. The book and the exhibition are a reflection on the idea of the impossibility to capture life in photography. According to Roland Barthes, taking a photograph doesn’t involve recording a moment in time (i.e. preserving this moment for eternity, as numerous publicity slogans promise us), but precisely bidding farewell.
Opening of the exhibition and book launch on Saturday November 8, 2019 from 2 until 6pm. Artist talk with the artist, Posture Editions and Netwerk Aalst at 4pm.
Open from November 9, 2019 until December 8, 2019
- Thursday and Friday, from 1 until 5pm
- Saturday and Sunday, from 11 until 5pm
Noctuary (Posture Editions nr. 32) is available in the bookshop of Netwerk Aalst and in the bookshop of Posture Editions.