Monday, April 13, 2009
Report 55 / Tableaux vivants au Bois de Wallers.
Wallers, France 2009.
"Tableau vivant" is French for "living picture". The term describes a striking group of suitably costumed actors or artist's models, carefully posed and often theatrically lit. Throughout the duration of the display, the people shown do not speak or move -strangly, cycling supporters appearance before the passage of the cyclists at some particular spots is of religious silence-. The approach thus marries the art forms of the stage with those of painting/photography, and as such it has been of interest to modern photographers.