f&d cartier > CV f&d cartier >2 artist books> Wait and See, 2013 & f & d c a r t i e r R O S E S, 2006
Françoise Cartier (1952) and Daniel Cartier (1950), exhibit as f&d cartier and live in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Since 1995, the visual artist couple merged their practices –plastic arts & photography- to move toward new approaches. Examining two indispensable prerequisites for photography - light and sensitive paper –
they opt for “camera-less” combined with “found-objects” concepts, resulting in photo-graphics in the literal sense: the light draws a unique image on sensitive photographic paper, without being bundled by any lens.
They experiment with various kinds of collected silver gelatin photosensitive papers and light, creating unfixed and evolutional site-specific chromatic photo paper series and installations.
Series of daylight photograms, extreme solarisations, reinterpretation of albumen glass plate’s are completed.
Exemplifying their minimalist tendencies, the duo questions everyday life, intimacy, passing of time, the position and role of the artist & the Image in today’s society.
Nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015