Art Forum: Thibault Bruent
Thibault Bruent is a virtual photographer represented by the Heinzer Reszler in Lausanne and the Binome Galery in Paris. His work plays with the codified genres in photography to question our relationship to virtuality in a society where reality as a whole is being digitalized. Shortly after graduating from the Ecole superieure des Beaux Arts in Nimes, he distinguished himself from 2008 with outstanding series based on video games. For several years, Thibault has travlled through virtual worlds with his camera. In 2012 the artist was selected for the Photo Month in Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Hiswork is also present in prestigious collections such as the French National Livrary, and the Elysee museum. In 2014 Thibault took part in a collective project, France(s) Territoires Liquides. With his Typologie du virtuel, he selected in Google Earth buildings that were coproduced by anonymous individuals, hence shedding a light on the desire to leave a trace in the digital world. The images were exhibited at the Tri Postal museum in June 2015 and the Biennale de Lyon in September 2015. Thibault embraced a new approach and worked on the digitalization of the real world using a 3D scan. Since then, this project has been ongoing with the technological partnership of Leica for the series Territoires circonscrits, and exhibited for the first time in November 2015 at the Binome Gallery.