Harry Gruyaert: Between Worlds

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Harry Gruyaert: Between Worlds

Harry Gruyaert: Between Worlds

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Renato Cisneros digs into his own family history to understand and demystify the figure of ‘El Gaucho’: the controversial Secretary during the regime of Francisco Morales Bermúdez and, shortly after, the country’s Minister of War.

In this book, the intimate perspective and the passage of time reveal the unknown truths about a man, a family and an entire country. A familiar theme, but one that, across the generations, can occasionally unearth something rather powerful. Most often, there is some version of a window that separates the scene, creates dissonance, and includes reflections that bring in unexpected content. Through the play of transparency and the mise en abyme of his images, Harry Gruyaert tells in Between Worlds the illusion of the world. A simpler image from Gao, Mali, in 1988 simply shows a vacant room, a glassless window, some fabric blowing in what is perhaps a breeze, a vacant red chair, and through the window opening people walking on a dirt street.His powers of persuasion clearly exceeded those of Colonel Baker, who seemed the personification of Victorian solidity until that embarrassing incident in the sealed railway compartment, where he failed to entice Miss Dickinson to join in his bit of fun, and afterwards had to try and explain his conduct to the High Court, with the whole nation hanging on his every word. His very intuitive and physical sense of place immerses the spectator in a world that borrows simultaneously from the cinematic universe and from that of the painter.

But the idea of holding multiple levels of now as being simultaneously present is fascinating and maddening and finally deeply rewarding in a way that is impossible to reduce to a single topic or thesis statement. In his new book Between Worlds, the artist assembles his archives to deliver the essence of his visual writing: a luminous alchemy at the service of immersion in the image. His intuitive and physical relationship to places immerses the spectator in a world that borrows from the cinematic universe and from that of the painter. Generously illustrated with hundreds of colour images, Cuba: Music and Revolution presents the history of Cuban record cover art, including many examples previously unseen outside the island itself.

Another image from is from Madrid in 1993 and appears to be taken outside a subway car, through a sheet of glass to a man and a woman sitting inside the car. Between them is another window looking to a subway platform on the far side where two nuns talk to a woman and a young boy. A bit later, Campany continues, “For Gruyaert, making threshold images means bringing together different light levels and different color temperatures. He has had the good fortune to travel widely, and whether he’s taking images in Belgium or Morocco, London or Paris, airports or alleys, it’s not that he sees things differently. There are at least six different levels of content within this image, each one with its own contextual and narrative interest.



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