White Night #2 — Limited edition
White Night opens a research on Urban Light Objects (U.L.O) and arises from a series of images of hairdressers signs taken in Asia.
Whether they are hung on the corner of a street, on either side of a shop window, homemade from recycled materials, or coated in garish colors, these luminous signs decline, in a variation of forms and effects, the original blue-white-red version of the barber’s pole lamp.
These photographs reveal a collection of gestures of reappropriation, of sideways steps towards this popular attribute which appears as a signal in the city.
For the version #2, the neon color creates a fascinating contrast by its electric saturation. Used as a filter, it surprises by creating an illusion of a 3D ribbon and thus shifts the object towards a futuristic imaginary.
The movement is willingly slowed down to reinforce the hypnotic effect, like an endless rotation of the ribbon around the light.
Suspended, and no longer fixed against a wall, the lamp steps back from its status of sign and leaves room for contemplation.
Moved to other environments, White Night opens a new insight and new uses.