J’ai quitté Paris juxtaposes writings of different natures, each one imaging the other, sometimes moon, gaze, head in the air, sometimes scrolling landscape, shooting flight. The book is structured around three texts. Extracts from Les Indes Galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1735) open each chapter. Poems by Julien Creuzet make up the main body of the text. The latter is accompanied by notes, montages of landscape descriptions taken from the collection Toutes nos colonies (1931). These extracts have all been placed at their initial pagination, forcing the meeting of the geographies described in these works. These sets of text are separated by picture books, where Julien Creuzet's photographs are superimposed on details of the iconography of All our colonies.
J’ai quitté Paris was conceived during Julien Creuzet's year of residence at the La Galerie art center in Noisy-le-Sec in 2014. Residence designed like an opera, which he called Opéra-Archipel.
Published with the support of The Gallery, Noisy le Sec, FRAC Normandy Caen, Caen and Dohyang Lee Gallery, Paris, France
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Packshots by Julien Lelièvre