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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - David Widart - Chronologie

From 19/09/2020 to 25/10/2020

In 2012, David Widart began a long term project in analog color photography. He is currently on his 492nd film, his 17712th photo... David Widart has always been interested in archives and memory. This is what led him to become a self-taught photographer. A passionate traveller, he is interested in what is in transition (urban landscapes; communities and in particular the alternative music scenes that he frequents; his own work; his personality and the people around him). In the course of his travels, he archives contexts and people. He sees each of these elements as “time sculptures”, pieces of life that contain within them an accumulation of experiences, changes and stories. The addition of these “time sculptures” does not really create a series but rather a “body of work”, a whole that is in movement and is transformed in chronology, through successive shootings, year after year. His photographs write a diary where the most important thing is the ordinary, life being lived, pure time, the dynamic coexistence of details, styles and presences. David Widart is not interested in the “beautiful photo”, the clean, controlled or mastered photo. What he pursues is a collection of moments that he chemically records on film, like a long unfolding of life, constantly in motion but unalterable once it has passed…

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45426 - 26th frame - film 454. June 14, 2029, Peckham, London ©David Widart

46730_ 30th frame, film #467, September 15, 2019, Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY @tayngel_ @delcarmenjp @delany.project © David Widart

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28927_ 27th frame, film #289, October 20, 2016, RBMA, Hackney, London © David Widart

45419 19th frame film. 454. June 14 2019. Peckham London © David Widart

34613. 13th frame film 346 April 26 2017. Home Verviers © David Widart