Laurent Montaron processes the image (photographic, filmic) and its codes of representation, to explore the possible relationship of the image with narrative and with time. He questions for instance the conjunctions of the image and sound or the image and language. How the artist relates to the cinema is conveyed notably through his interest in the recording process, or yet through a search for spatialisation or reverberation of it, and through a subtle setting in motion of the image, however still it may be. Thus, the attention given to the notion of the itinerary and to the view of layouts is central to Laurent Montaron’s work. The artist also shows interest in the melancholic and poetic aspects of reproduction technologies, of recording and playback of sound and picture.
Montaron has had recent exhibitions at Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne (2009), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2009), Kunstverein, Freibourg, Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen, LMAKprojects, New York