Nicolas Moulin is a videomaker, photographer and sculptor who manipulates images in order to recompose unsettling scenerios. The different media and visual styles he employs through his production play with invented landscapes composed of known buildings and cities transposed into an apocalyptic future. “Vider Paris” (emptying Paris), his 2001 work, shows the French capital in abandon with concrete covering several building up to the second floor, transforming the lively streets into a mute setting.
“Blanklümdermilq” (2009) is the title of an exhibition he had in Sheffield after his three months artistic residence in the city. The presented images show the town’s buildings emerging from a concrete territory as forgotten monuments in a wasteland.
In his photograph “Askiatower” the Ryugyong Hotel, the still unfinished pyramidal construction in Pyongyang, is relocated to the Egyptian desert where it plays on the recontextualisation of monumental forms in completely different contexts.
Interview with Nicolas Moulin on the site of La Gaité Lyrique (in French)
All images © Nicolas Moulin