Mundus, 2017

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© Marion Tampon-Lajarriette

The photographs in the series Munduswere taken in various caves in Italy and Switzerland during a year of residency at the Swiss Institute in Rome. Each image is a photographic diptych which shows cave mouths that look like eye cavities, or shining retinal surfaces. Marion Tampon-Lajarriette sees physical and symbolic places as breaches that open to the world, but also as abysses that can plunge viewers into their internal mental cave. With this series, Tampon-Lajarriette offers us an experience of the boundaries between the internal and the external, the visible and the invisible, the real and the virtual.

Location: Photoforum


The work of Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (FR), born in 1982, has been exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, Mamco, Swiss Institute (New York City), FMAC (Geneva), NMNM (Monaco), MEP (Paris) and François Pinault Foundation, between others. In 2016–2017 she was awarded a residency at ISR Swiss Institute in Rome but also took part in the Swiss Art Awards in Basel. She holds an MA in Arts and Media from HEAD, Geneva.