For the first time, six houses of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris are participating in the Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris-Off, organized by the Mairie du 14e. They will show a selection of work by photographers based in the 14th arrondissement, including several photographers in residence at the Cité.The Fondation des Etats-Unis is delighted to present several images from the Operable Routines 125 series by Andrew Vox, artist in residence, which can be seen in the entrance hall.
Operable Routines 125 is about the imbalance between distortion and control. The process of creating a photograph is built on chemical reactions. With chemistry and time, one could control and manipulate every aspect of an image. Alternately, the brain functions and thrives on chemicals to control the human body without our awareness or consent. Chemicals are used to force an alteration of the mind from this homeostasis state. Operable Routines 125 is a manipulation of the balance a mind is forced to see. With enough time, light and adjustment, the perceptions of the reality is able to be adjusted into composed visual distortions. These contortions serve as a form of control within one’s own chaos. Elegant movements of the lens allow a control of the visual distortions while being within the chaos. These photos serve as a coming to terms and a catharsis for a lack of chemical control.
About the Artist
Andrew Vox was born in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. Vox works predominantly in the medium of photography but is well versed in a multitude of computer programs and other electronic mediums. Vox completed a Bachelors in Fine Arts in English from the University of Maryland. He has additional degrees in Photography, Simulation Design and Gaming from Cecil College, as well as certificates in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Vox has been a part of multiple group shows in both France and the United States. In 2015 Vox was part of a group artist lab held in the Saatchi Gallery in London, England. Currently, Vox is matriculating for his degree in Transdisciplinary New Media at the Paris College of Art in Paris, France and plans to graduate this year.
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