Philippe Jacq
Past Artist In Residence
2002

Philippe Jacq | French photographer and video artist

Philippe Jacq, a French photographer and video artist, is known for his pastoral shots of nudists with livestock in the series “Picnic on the Grass,” which were taken in France in 2003. However, in 2002, Jacq was able to join 18th Street Arts Center for the international residency where he created an exhibit of photographs titled, “Photographies de Tableux Classiques.” These photographs were meant to be “live” paintings that were recreated from famous classical paintings. By using a video camera and a tape recorder, he recorded the various interactions he encountered with the people from Los Angeles and throughout his residency, which eventually resulted in an exhibit of “live” portraits in the form of a surf movie. In addition to his work at 18th Street, he has also photographed Kurtz’s Monologue (2002) in Los Angeles: It is a reference to the character, Colonel Kurtz, portrayed by Marlon Brando in Francis Ford Coppola’s film, Apocalypse Now.

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