歐黑理安・維列特 Aurélien Villette  法國 b.1982

維列特是法國的攝影藝術家,生於1982年,於巴黎近郊的勒舍奈 (Le Chesnay)。對他來說,攝影是一種旅行。從他投身攝影生涯開始,他已旅行過三十餘個國家,他總是對於不同的社會國家歷史抱持著無盡的好奇心,他對於世界的想像是由廢墟塑造出來的。他熱衷於追逐那些“建築傀儡”,因為它們代表了理解人性的關鍵。

他令人著迷的作品似乎挑戰了我們對於文化資產保存的概念。為什麼這些地方被遺棄了?它們應該被保存嗎?我們是否該視它們為人類雄心壯志的失敗或是人類歷史中的暫時性狀態?但更重要的是,如何看待我們的過往是否真能體現我們的現實?事實上是,我們選擇放棄的是我們的一部分,它代表了一種集體認同的決定性因素。跨足在攝影與人類學之間,維列特是一名傑出的藝術家,2012年他首度獲得SFR青年藝術家評審特別獎。

"在炫爛之後,某些地方有時會被遺忘,它們遭受了時間的考驗。當它們沒有被重新轉換,那些地方就會隨著它們輝煌的過往而消逝,這就是為什麼我決定讓他們永垂不朽的緣故。"  ~歐黑理安・維列特

“Certain places are sometimes forgotten after a glorious activity, therefore they suffer the test of time. When they are not reconverted, those places take away with their destruction the souvenirs of their ancient splendor, which is why I find it important to immortalize them.”   ~ Aurélien Villette

Aurélien Villette is a French photographer born in 1982 in Le Chesnay, near Paris. To him, photography is about travelling. Since the beginning of his career, he visited more than 30 countries, with an endless curiosity to encounter new societies and histories. His vision of the world is shaped by the motif of ruins. He is passionate by those “architectural palimpsests”, as he likes to call them, in that they represent a key to understand Humanity. 

His mesmerizing work seems to challenge our notion of “heritage”. Why were those places abandoned? Should they be conserved? Should we consider them as the failure of men’s ambitions, or rather as the transitory state of our History? But more importantly… How looking at our past can tell us something about our present? The truth is, what we choose to abandon is a part of who we are, it stands as a determinant factor of our collective identity. Half way between photography and anthropology, Aurélien Villette stands as an accomplished artist, and in 2012 he obtained the jury’s congratulations at the SFR Young Talents Contest.

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