BRIGITTE CORNAND | Me & You
November 3 - December 15, 2017
In the Project Space, Brigitte Cornand will present Me & You, a selection of photographs culled from her new project “Sand Writings”. For Cornand, taking photographs is like writing in a diary, so she finds herself carrying a camera at all times, ready to record her daily experience should something interesting arise. While walking along the shore at Lambert’s Cove Beach in Martha’s Vineyard last year, the artist happened upon a sand castle being slowly devoured by the ocean’s waves. Absorbed by the poetics of this ephemeral destruction, Cornand began writing words and popular love quotes in the sand, then photographing their partial erasure from the incoming tide. As the phrase “I am in love with You” transforms into “I am”, and “Think of me” gently shifts to “Think”, one’s perspective is opened up to new stories.
Brigitte Cornand is a French filmmaker and photographer. Throughout her prolific career, Cornand has produced several documentary films, including a series of intimate portraits of her renowned artist friends and contemporaries. Cornand currently lives and works between Paris and West Tisbury, MA.