Les choses perdues

Turning her camera especially towards pieces of clothing that were either found or had belonged to people having had an impact on her life, Ducharme sought to recreate, in carefully orchestrated studio shots, the embodiment of objects by humans.

Head-lamp 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Le manteau 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

In similar ways, the series Les choses perdues and Armours, both from 2010, translate this search through a precise method: items of clothing were carefully arranged and deposited by Ducharme, who would then photograph them in the instant before they collapsed to the ground.

Portraits of evaporating presence, these series can also be said to attest to a desire to investigate the symbolic potency of objects – above and beyond their association with human life. (Tousignant, 2014)

Robe grise sur chaise grise 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Self-portrait in three parts (part 1) 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Self-portrait in three parts (part 2) 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Self-portrait in three parts (part 3) 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Chemise blanche #2 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Blue Couple Collapsing #1 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Blue Couple Collapsing #2 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm

Blue Couple Collapsing #2 2010 inkjet print 90 x 60 cm