Manual of Photography

Presenter: Pierre Leguillon

Sunday, September 22, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Frye Auditorium

In conjunction with his exhibition Arbus Bonus, Pierre Leguillon presents a screening of his filmic anthology about how to frame, light, shoot, and develop photographs. Part of the artist’s long-running mobile project La Promesse de l’Écran (The Promise of the Screen), “Manual of Photography” samples from technical and popular works in the collection of the French Photography Society in Paris and masterfully weaves together scenes related to fashion, forensic, journalistic, and amateur photography. Leguillon concludes Promise of the Screen events with an interactive component, which underscores the uniqueness of collective viewing experiences where “sharing an image together can be a moment that you cannot reproduce.”

Film Concept: Pierre Leguillon
Production: Elysée Museum, Lausanne
Photo expert: Aurélien Mole
Camera: Julien Crépieux
Montage: Adrien Faucheux
Assistant editor: Olivier Strauss

About the presenter:

Pierre Leguillon (b. 1969, Nogent-sur-Marne, France) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He is known for transforming the slide-lecture format into performance art, including his “Diaporamas,” slideshows comprised of juxtapositions that offer unexpected connections and new classification systems. Leguillon also makes assemblages, dioramas, and performances exploring new ways to write history. His work has been the subject of monographic presentations at WIELS, Brussels (2015); Raven Row, London (2011); Mamco, Geneva (2010); the Moderna Museet, Malmö (2010); the Musée du Louvre (Paris, 2009), and Artists Space (New York, 2009). He published the journal Sommaire (1991–1996), and his writing has appeared in Purple, Art Press, and Journal des Arts.

Image: Pierre Leguillon. French, b. 1969. Installation view of Arbus Bonus, 2014. 256 framed magazine pages, pile of vintage magazines, 11 crates, captions. Dimensions variable. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: The Henry L. Hillman Fund, 2014.13.1-.269. Photo: Bryan Conley.


Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

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Tickets for Members may be picked up beginning one hour before the program.
Pre-registered tickets for nonmembers may be picked up beginning 30 minutes before the program.
All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.