Propaganda images

Chronicle by Alexandra Guillot


The confined world is nothing new to Alexandra Guillot. Since 2012, she is only too familiar with these long periods of time when our lives shrink. Long ago, she began scanning the Internet in search of cultural content and set her sights on a handful of digital platforms of inexhaustible wealth. She tirelessly harvests images and appropriates them to make photo albums and films. The two creations presented here draw on collections from the 1950s and 1960s, where images exalting industrial overproduction and consumption are mixed with advertising slogans of the time, propaganda models that were already viral. “Memo to Myself” is the title of this series of work, enlightened by this introspective text by the artist.

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