Instagram Takeover: David De Beyter

Recent Foam Talent Photographer David De Beyter, takes over our account October 2017.

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David De Beyter is a french photographer. His approach to photography is both conceptual and documentary. He explores the boundaries between reality and fiction and De Beyter’s work melts together different registers – the present, past and future. His artistic work is mainly based on the concept of Landscape practice and through exhibition’s installations he questions the different status of the image. There is an anthropological side to what De Beyter does. Although present in his work since the beginning, it flourished with the Big Bangers project. On this occasion, he opens up his artistic work to moving images and sculpture, thus refining his reflection and his plastic propositions around the notion of obsolescence.

Good morning // It’s David De Beyter. This week i am taking over the @photowork_uk Instagram. . Picture : Still Film – « Just a good crash » – 16mm – 6’58’’ – 2017. . "Just a good crash" is a documentary film that holds a central position in my exhibition and my work Big Bangers. While playing on the ambiguity of the register of the image, in particular in its relation to a form of amateur archive, it tackles in a more frontal way this community of Big Bangers, their gestures, their sentences in the cars and the sculptural dimension of the practice. . ∆∆∆ More pictures & works : www.daviddebeyter.com ∆∆∆ . @foam_magazine #IGTakeover #daviddebeyter #photography #TheHobbyist #Foto_museum @le_bal @TeeSeeFMW @fotomuseum_ch @voies_off @bipliege

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Good evening // It’s David De Beyter. This week i am taking over the @photowork_uk Instagram. . Picture : Still Film – « Just a good crash » – 16mm – 6’58’’ – 2017. . "Just a good crash" is a documentary film that holds a central position in my exhibition and my work Big Bangers. While playing on the ambiguity of the register of the image, in particular in its relation to a form of amateur archive, it tackles in a more frontal way this community of Big Bangers, their gestures, their sentences in the cars and the sculptural dimension of the practice. . ∆∆∆ More pictures & works : www.daviddebeyter.com ∆∆∆ . @foam_magazine #IGTakeover #daviddebeyter #photography #TheHobbyist #Foto_museum @le_bal @TeeSeeFMW @fotomuseum_ch @voies_off @bipliege

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David De Beyter is graduated in Photography from ENSAV of La Cambre in Brussels in 2008 and post-graduated from Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing in 2010. His work is exhibited in collective exhibitions in France and internationally, Fotomuseum in Vienna, Sofia Foundation Sofia, Aperture Foundation in New York, L’Élysée Museum in Lausanne with Regeneration 2 project. From 2015 to 2017, he set up a co-production between the Center of Art Image/Imatge in Pau, the Art Center le BBB in Toulouse and the Photographic Center of Ile de France, co-production that leads to a personal exhibition in each of the places involved. His work was recently published in Art Press, Movement, Liberation and Usbek & Rica. His work has recently been selected for the prestigious FOAM Talent 2017 photographic exhibition, which will be exhibited in Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, London and New York in 2017 and 2018. At the moment, He reside at the Casa de Vélasquez, residence of the French Academy in Madrid.

Good Afternoon // This is David De Beyter. This week i am taking over the @photowork_uk Instagram. . Picture : Auto-Sculpture VI – Sequence # 4 – chromogenic print – 2016 . Auto-Sculpture VI Sequence is currently exhibited at the Fotomuseum Winterthur @Foto_museum with others of my photographs as part of the exhibition The Hobbyist. Pierre Hourquet, Anna Planas @templeparis and Thomas Seelig, director of @Foto_museum are the curators of the exhibition The Hobbyist. The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and hobby culture, both in connection to photography of hobbies and also photography as a hobby. The Hobbyist at Fotomuseum Winterthur / 09.09.2017–28.01.2018 . @foam_magazine #IGTakeover #daviddebeyter #photography #TheHobbyist #AnnaPlanas #PierreHourquet & #ThomasSeelig #Foto_museum @le_bal @TeeSeeFMW @fotomuseum_ch @tee64see @EricTreguier @voies_off

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Good Morning // This is David De Beyter. This week i am taking over the @photowork_uk Instagram. . Picture of exhibition view : Solo show « Nothing Else Matters » – centre of photography Image/Imatge – Pau(f) – 2016 @imageimatge . This approach to the different registers / techniques in my work Big Bangers was done in an intuitive and conceptual way. Intuitive because i use photography both as a research tool and as a goal. I started this project using photography, but as i progressed in my research, defining more precisely my subject, i soon had the intuition that I had to take the landscape out of the frame to bring it back in the experience of the exhibition. This dimension is reflected in my work by the use of video and by the deployment in exhibition of a work on sound and sound landscape. There is a form of archeology in my work. This was revealed in the Big Bangers project by the sculptures that are artifacts of this practice. These sculptures create a point of view on this phenomenology of the Big Bangers. @foam_magazine #IGTakeover #daviddebeyter #photography

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