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The shutter of the house; the shutter of my camera (2020)

Recordings of the House, series of photographs
A selection of photographs from the bank of images that I constituted by photographing the house.
The inhabitants, video, 5 min
A video which organizes into a slideshow all the representations of faces and animals found at different scales and on different supports, in my images of the house.
The signs, video, 2:30 min
A composition with writings materials and numbers found in the pictures, creating an enigmatic message.

The project takes as a starting point the sale of my grandmother’s house in Burgundy. It had not been lived in for 18 years and I previously knew little about it. I felt it was important to construct a bank of images, to keep a trace of the house and its contents. This photographic material became a kind of pixeled house through which I could move by zooming in - in search of meanings, personal attachments and connections to my artistic practice. This investigation has led to a set of works that create an encounter between the different distances for looking at this digital and emotional space.


Sara Tremblay is a French artist who works with the media of photography, video and text. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 2018, at the National Art School of Lyon (ENSBA), followed by a Master’s in photography at Sint Lukas School of Art in Brussels where she obtained her diploma with honours in 2020.
Sara’s work focuses on the processes of perception and observation. Using the photographic image as a starting point, she dissects it and reconstructs it and in doing so questions this medium and its processes. From there, this experimental, reflective practice of photography leads her into the fields of video, sculpture and writing.
Observations at different scales are interwoven in her works where miniature environments are constructed and images are meticulously explored. Her physical interventions, through a hand or a voice, and her reflections on her personal history, reveals her ambivalent presence as an artist, inside and outside the frame.
Through the production of sculptured-images and experiences of observation, Sara builds a reflective, sculptural and poetic practice. She produces simple gestures that deploy personal narratives and reconstruct the spaces she is looking at, inviting the spectator to follow her in this process.