Augustin Lignier – Container

Container is a project about alienation. From the camera, the machine, space, images, the medium, and from an idea. 

Through the medium of photography and performance, I build rules to experience the relationship with the apparatus. By seeking to push my body to the limits, I experiment on the camera and the body like a black box in a white cube. The rules are inputs and the images the output. Attempting to understand the reaction of a repetitive action on the videos. Focusing on the obsession of pressing the shutter button on the images. Using this action as a solution. To see the pictures, the viewer has to perform the same action as the performer. The experiments give the power to the machine. 

Producing images, performing, recording and exhibiting are one thing.

Diploma project (2022) by Augustin Lignier

Images Vevey × ECAL Award