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Alexandre Guirkinger & Tristan Garcia
Offered by RVB Books  

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The burrow is subjected to fantasy because we usually only know its shape or its threshold ; we have to imagine the rest. Symbolically, this also applies to the Maginot Line : everyone has already heard about it but not many people can describe it. Its name echoes like a receptacle for fantasies. The shapes of its bunkers match this symbolic dimension. Through his pictures, Alexandre Guirkinger wanted to share his fascination for this extraordinary relic whose modernity is already old. The chosen and photographed bunkers are those the shape, situation and contours give the picture something more than the material storing of a boundary : a kind of science fiction scenery, a trace of land art, a modernist architecture, a contemporary geoglyph.
The gap between the abundance of the relics of the line and the few contemporary representations of the latter offer an exciting playfield to question our relationship to landscape, to the boundary, to the limit. This is the starting point of Tritan Garcia’s short story.

13x21,5 cm
128 pages (64 pages with 214 b&w photographs 
and 64 pages with the text)
Text in French
Soft cover
ISBN 979-10-90306-52-3

Price : 24 €