Book:
-> Prabérians

Publisher:
-> Loose Joints

Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints

About The Book

Over twelve years, Thomas Rousset has probed every corner of his family village to create a surrealistic yet tender docu­fiction of its inhabitants. As small­-scale agricultural villages appear stuck in time or close to extinction, Rousset catapults Prabert into a fantastical, hallucina­tory world, creating heightened moments of absurdity amongst intimate portraits and observations of daily village life.

In his creative collaborations with his fellow Prabérians, Rousset engages with deep traditions of rural eccentricity and a dignified non-conformity that unites and binds communities against the harsh realities of everyday agricultural life. Rousset mixes these exaggerated scenarios with striking landscapes and naturalistic portraits, hinting at the creative potential locked within the land and its inhabitants, and the daily dance between work and play, solemnity and joy. Publisher’s Info

Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints

About The Artist

Thomas Rousset (b.1984) lives and works between Lausanne (CH) and Paris (FR). Using staging as a device playing on the edge of reality and fiction, his work examines the totemic and ritualistic aspects of everyday life. His work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Bienne, Berne, Cologne, Zurich, Genève and Arles, and featured in magazines such as FOAM and Blink Magazine. Previous publications include 164° On the Equator in collaboration with Charles Negre (Études, 2015), and Waska Tatay in collaboration with Raphaël Verona (Idpure Éditions, 2014).

Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints
Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Rousset 2022 courtesy Loose Joints

About The Publisher

Loose Joints is an independent publishing house collaborating with leading and emerging artists on contemporary approaches to photography in book form, founded in London in 2015 by Sarah Piegay Espenon and Lewis Chaplin.

Thomas Rousset - Prabérians - Bildersturm Blog
Prabérians by Thomas Rousset is published by Loose Joints.

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