WHITE NOISE, 2006-2016 *
Antoine d’Agata's first U.S. multimedia exhibition, WHITE NOISE, 2006-2016
White Noise is the story of a journey of Antoine d'Agata in the violence of the contemporary world, filmed in twenty countries from Vietnam and India to Norway or Japan, Laos or the United States. Brazil or Ukraine. The film delivers the feverish vision of women filmed in moments of pain, sexual climax and narcotics.
"I never wanted to accept the position of the observer who is not involved in the situation. The technique and the aesthetics do not matter to me. Only the essence of what is happening is important to me." – Antoine D’Agata
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WHITE NOISE, 2006-2016, Antoine d’Agata
“A photograph is as authentic as a photographer’s physical position and the responsibility arising from it. Life overcomes art, and art perverts life.”– Antoine D’Agata
WHITE NOISE, 2006-2016 the first solo US multimedia exhibition by French photographer, Antoine d’Agata.
The characters are caught in the various logics of which the photographer himself is the prisoner, these lost beings, abandoned in a violent and unjust system, are filmed as the last trace of an obscure humanity.
Built around 25 monologues, this 4-hour film-monument restores the image, the word and the gesture, the life force of each of the women met and delivers an experience as intense as painful.
WHITE NOISE, 2006-2016 - will be on display at MiamiPhotoFest 2019 - Feb 27th - Mar 3rd.
*18 and older only, parental discretion is advised
Born in Marseilles, Antoine d'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. During his time in New York , in 1991-92, D'Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum, but despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. Compiling intimate and provocative images, the book focused on his travels in France and personal journey. Traveling around the world, documenting his personal experiences and encounters, d’Agata continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004 D'Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World's Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.
Since 2005 Antoine d'Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world.