SERIAL GREY


Roma Publication 411

Photographs & Idea: Jeff Weber
Texts: Marie Muracciole, Jean-Francois Chevrier
Design: Joris Kritis

Publisher: Roma Publications, Amsterdam (www.romapublications.org)
Distribution: Idea Books, Amsterdam (www.ideabooks.nl)

ISBN 978-94-6446-000-1
192 p, ills bw, 20 x 30 cm, pb, english & french
© 2021 Jeff Weber and authors


Serial Grey is the publication for Jeff Weber‘s exhibition at Carré d‘Art, Nîmes. The four chapters of the book correspond to the four galleries of the exhibition. It starts with the Neural Networks, a series of large format grid-like photograms that establish an enigmatic dialogue with his photographic and archival practice.

As counterpart to these photograms, the other end of the exhibition consists of black and white 35mm films. Some monochromatic animation films are projected together with short real life sequences.

The publication traces the conflicting forces of photography and film within his work, up to the point that, at the end, we rediscover the principles that constituted the abstract photograms at the beginning, transposed into the linearity of the medium of film.

Marie Muracciole will discuss his practice with Weber, and the role of Weber‘s previous book, An Attempt at a Personal Epistemology, that relied on the experience of an "art space", and relates to what she calls a praxis, in the Aristotelian sense of the word, in which a subject transforms himself by means of his acts.

With texts by Marie Muracciole and Jean-François Chevrier.