Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Valencia area

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Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Found object in Barcelona World/Ferrari Park

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Laser prints. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Found object in Barcelona World/Eurovegas

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Laser prints. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Ferrari Park

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Polaroids. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Tarragona area

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Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Arroyomolinos area

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Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Eurovegas

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Polaroids. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Sierra Nevada area

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Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Eurovegas & Valencia

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Polaroids / Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Murcia area

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Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques El Ejido

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Inkjet print and tinted glass. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Standards&Poors

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Views from the exhibition Standards&Poors at Le BAL (Paris), Dec/Jan 2014. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2013

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Standards&Poors

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Views from the exhibition Standards&Poors at Le BAL (Paris), Dec/Jan 2014. Image © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

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Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques
Standards&Poors

In his work, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques questions a stereotypical iconography linked to territories and people living in them. From United States to looters or Spanish real estate crisis, he remixes or re-enchants the image perception threshold. With a documentary commitment, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques' style reveals alternative aesthetic codes.

For months in 2013, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques has travelled across Spain. Standards&Poors alludes to deserted places, representing what is left of four colossal real estate projects that have recently been aborted. These dozens of billions euros estimated casinos, golf courses or five stars hotels seemed outrageous as Spain is today scattered by uncompleted buildings. There are EUROVEGAS in Madrid, BARCELONA WORLD in Tarragona, FERRARI PARK in Valencia, PARAMOUNT PARK in Murcia. These projects embody the new Eldorado of real estate promoters and investors, astounding projections, at the time when the intense real estate speculation scars cover the Spanish landscape.

The installation shown at Le BAL in December 2013 and January 2014 consists of two sets of photographs and a light installation. The first photographic piece documents the four territories of those huge projects. They are Polaroids, silver gelatin prints made with experimental methods: light make them frail.

Large prints of the second photographic work are protected by anti-UV glasses made specifically. They are shown like if they were behind sunglasses and represent some of the crisis consequences.

The lighting system consists of UV lamps used for archeology, artificial tanning, authentication of artworks or banknotes.

All the photographs of the installation are exposed to the UV light. The photographs documenting the places of real estate speculation are inevitably driven to extinction while the other protected by sunglasses resist.

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Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques was born in 1983. Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Marseille then from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, his work has been exhibited internationally, in 2013 at LE BAL in Paris, Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Groningen, Paris Photo, at the Galerie du jour agnès b., Salon de Montrouge, Kyotographie in Kyoto and at the Rencontres...