Verso • Thomas Sauvin
144 pages, 9.4 x 13.8 inches, French/English
With VERSO Thomas Sauvin revisits his collection of ID photos amassed in China over the last fifteen years. By exposing them to a strong light source, the characters inscribed on the back of the prints show through by transparency and materialize on unfamiliar faces. These handwritten notes provide us with allusive pieces of information about unknown people who obviously no longer belong to our world. It is as if the fusion of the front and back sides, by bringing a face and modest biographical elements into the same level, opened up a new register, that of a latent encounter between an image and its hidden side.