Beyond the horizon speaks of that invisible line, the frontier between our proper existence and the one we imagine, where a dialogue between the real and the illusory is established. Of a journey in search of ourselves, where what matters is not the destination but the experience. A place where the softness of water becomes the hardness of stone, where movement merges with calm. Through an infinite journey, by distancing us from what is close to us, Beyond the horizon brings us back invariably to the point of departure.
Born in Madrid in 1960, Carlos Barrantes is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. He exercises the dual activity of photographer and professional printer. He is a recognised specialist of historic processes: platinum-palladium, carbon, platinum-chrome (a hybrid technique blending photochemical and digital processes), gum bichromate, salt paper. In 2006, he moved his laboratory to Perpignan. He collaborates with photographers, visual artists, and institutions in Spain, France and Latin America. He also directs photographic workshops for various universities, as well as institutions such as ENS Louis Lumière, ENSP Arles, and the Fundació Miró, Majorca. His photographic works are held, in particular, in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Musée Carnavalet.
Mind’s Eye - Galerie Adrian Bondy
Founded in 2010, the non-profit assciation Mind’s Eye seeks to bring to light the conceptual links between mathematics and photography. Gallery Adrian Bondy was created in 2012 to support the activities of the association by presenting photographic exhibitions, the initial idea being to organise an annual show on the theme of mathematics and photography. Because borrowing works proved to be difficult, the project was transformed into the publication of a series of Mind’s Eye notebooks. The gallery has presented some thirty exhibitions, many by photographers little known in France, such as John Claridge, Jean Dréville, Claude Pavy, Colette Pourroy and Tamiko Nishimura.