April 30, 2013
by fosco lucarelli
Xavier Delory, born 1973 in Belgium, is a photographer exploring the “landscape in mutation and the drifts of modern man”.
This is his cycle “Habitat”:
“Our countryside (in Belgium as well as in many other western countries) is monopolized by one specific type of houses called “clé sur porte” (turnkey) (def.: Urban prefab cluster of similar forms implanted in the landscape without any effort of integration).
The cycle Habitat throws a look at this type of “architecture”. The concept of protection and stereotyped block is pushed to its extremes (similar to out withdrawal into on ourselves and our formatted lives).”