Zimmermann, CC07

Xavier ZIMMERMANN (1966), CC07, 2009, photograph printed on a plotter, 118 x 148 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Xavier Zimmermann
Xavier ZIMMERMANN (1966), CC07, 2009, photograph printed on a plotter, 118 x 148 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Xavier Zimmermann
As part of the public photo and video commission launched in 2007 by the City of Le Havre and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication–CNAP on the centre rebuilt by post-war reconstruction architect Auguste Perret, the ministry commissioned a series of photographs from Xavier Zimmermann.
CC07 belongs to this set and was a gift from the artist to the Musée Malraux.

Zimmermann covered Le Havre by foot. Refusing to adopt a documentary approach, he designed a system that he used upon his arrival, "placing a mirror in the field of view, in front of the camera lens. The shot and the reverse shot thus work together, and cause confusion between the real image and the mirror's reflection." Zimmermann set up his big mirror in the street and photographed within the same frame two images that are in reality opposed. The almost imperceptible border between the two images produces something troubling: everything appears to be the reality, but a slight disorder has crept in unawares. With this CC series (for Champ-Contrechamp), Zimmermann reinvents the city like a kaleidoscope.

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Works acquired in 2010 (7)

Rut Blees LUXEMBURG (1967), Schlachthof / Slaughterhouse, Le Havre, 2008, colour photograph, C-print, 155 x 200 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Rut Blees Luxemburg
Xavier ZIMMERMANN (1966), CC07, 2009, photograph printed on a plotter, 118 x 148 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Xavier Zimmermann
Pierre CRETON (1966), Papa, Maman, Perret and Me (an apartment as witness), 2009, photogram (video). © MuMa Le Havre / Pierre Creton
Vincenzo CASTELLA (1952), Le Havre I, 2008, C-print, 180 x 225 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Vincenzo Castella
Gabriele BASILICO (1944-2013), The Volcan from Place Général De Gaulle, 1984, black and white photograph, 50 x 60 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Gabriele Basilico
Thibaut CUISSET (1958), Roucherolles-en-Bray, 2006-2009, , 92 x 125 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Thibault Cuisset
Corinne MERCADIER (1955), Lunar Square III, “Longue distance” series, 2005, digital prints on barite paper, 70 x 120 cm. © Corinne Mercadier