Borrowing its title from the book of Dashiell Hammett, pioneer of the American black novel, Marguerite Bornhauser's Red Harvest is an extension of the work initiated and presented at the European House of Photography.
"In Dashiell Hammett's novel, chromatic details could be perceived anecdotally, like atmospheric asides designed to sublimate the immersive power of fiction. But in Red HarvestThe bodies burned by the sun, the waters too bright, the blazing skies and the broken shadows produce something else. Rather than proposing a false reality in which we could lose ourselves, these elements take us out of life as it is lived, or at least as we usually live on the surface, to draw us deeply into a hyper-alternative truth. present and super-saturated. Colors are never purely or simply symbolic, they do not mean anything specific or precisely defined. On the contrary, color itself means, by its presence and appearance, its variety and intensity, its organization and its disposition, that we are here in an original world, and that we see it differently. "
Published by Poursuite Editions, 32 pgs, 32 × 23 cm, Softcover, 2019, 978-2-490140-17-6