A native of Lausanne, Switzerland and born in 1992, Jacques Aurelien Brun is a graduate from the esteemed programme at Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne. Here we present his series After Anna.
After Anna is a journey made from island to island where I follow my own quest searching for a mysterious fictional woman who is lost at sea. I drew inspiration for my journey from The Odyssey when Ulysses tries desperately to reunite with Penelope, and by the brutal disappearance of Anna in L’Aventura of Antionioni. This trip is situated on the boarder between the quest of an old myth and an modern investigation that allow me, parallely, to looking for the roots of my culture.
In the category of an enigmatic Road Trip, explore, off Sicily, some of the endless possibilities of what could have befallen her.For exemple caught in a fisherman’s net or hidden in a deep maritime cave.
Finally, at the end of my pursuit for the enigmatic woman, I gathered all the real fragments and the imagined ones together for pursuing this woman and asked myself what she really represents.
Jacques-Aurélien graduated from ECAL in 2015 and is currently an assistant there. In September 2015, he was shortlisted for the second time at Unseen Photo Book Award in Amsterdam. He is attached to a generation of emergent photographers where the digital culture and the dematerialization of the photography are omnipresent. He uses the collection, abstraction, editing and decontextualisation to create a whole where different kind of typologies of images are connected in a formal or dialectic way.