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Felten-Massinger
13.12.20 > 27.02.21

Christine Felten and Véronique Massinger have been working together since 1989 under the name Felten-Massinger*.

The device used is a completely empty camping caravan, placed in front of the chosen site. The «Caravana Obscura» is a dark room with a small hole (pinhole) in one of its walls through which the outside light enters.

The image appears in the caravan and is printed on the colour reversal photographic paper placed in front of the pinhole. The size of the paper varies between 120 cm and 280 cm.

The image is unique, positive and reversed left/right and bottom/top. The shooting time varies between 20 minutes and several hours. The shooting angle is around 115°.

In all of Felten-Massinger’s photographs the time that elapses gives the light a special colour. The light becomes unreal, spread out. Shadows disappear. Often the sun like a neon light blocks the sky.

Throughout their work the photographers have been interested in landscapes. Their photographs are mainly taken in Belgium, France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, but also in Brazil when they represent Belgium at the Biennale of São Paulo. In addition to landscapes, they also make self-portraits, faces stretched out towards the light for long minutes.

*In 1990 Felten-Massinger founded the non-profit organisation «Caravana Obscura» to give a status to their collaboration.

Public Collections
- Banque ING Belgium
- Banque Nationale de Belgium
- BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium
- Centre Beaubourg, Paris, France
- Collection IDEA, Mons, Belgium
- MFAH, Fine Art Museum of Houston, Texas, USA (collection Manfred Heiting)
- Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
- FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
- Goldman Sachs, London, United-Kingdom
- Muba Eugène Leroy, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, France
- Musée de la Photographie, Centre d’Art Contemporain Communauté Française, Charleroi, Belgium
- MAMAC, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Liège, Belgium
- Musée communal d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
- Province de Hainaut, Belgium
- Ville de Mons, Belgium
- Ville de Dudelange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


Private collections: in Belgium, France, United-Kingdom, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Switzerland.

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