“For this series, Edouard Taufenbach did not, as he usually does, work with photographs that he would have found, but rather from the collection of anonymous images that director Sébastien Lifshitz has been gathering over several decades. Edouard Taufenbach, drawn photographs from it that celebrate the freedom of bodies, the realm of intimacy but also when in contact with nature, and in particular, water. These images of leisure, pleasure and desire are multiplied and fragmented by Edouard Taufenbach who manually rearranges their parts, sometimes using different scales, in a composition stemming from a rule of mathematical nature. It points to, highlights and amplifies a formal or narrative aspect. The curves of a body here, a gesture there. Conversely it also allows the complete reinterpretation of the image, the invention of a new one.” Etienne Hatt