Two donkeys in a war zone

2015 – 2017

Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet

Two donkeys in a war zone

Photographic installation & Book
2015 – 2017

Informations

Two donkeys in a war zone is a series that stems from an American army video available on YouTube. A drone records an attack on an ISIS camp. Between two explosions, the aircraft’s infrared camera briefly captures two donkeys.

The incident led Clément Lambelet to sift through drone videos produced by the American, Afghan or British army, searching for moments or details that do not pertain to military combat, but belong to life itself, off-camera elements in an asymmetrical war. The artist collects, reframes and redirects this military footage, thus highlighting infinitesimal traces of life that resist the surrounding chaos.

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Two donkeys in a war zone was published by RVB Books in September 2017.

The book was shortlisted for the Author Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018.

More information on the book

    Exhibitions

  1. 2018
    1. Surveillance Index, Performing Books #1,

      Le Bal, Paris, FR

      10/01 – 27/01

  2. 2017
    1. Ciels, Villa Dutoit,

      Geneva, CH,

      05/05 – 21/05

  3. 2016
    1. Camera(Auto)Control – 50JPG,

      Centre de la photographie, Geneva, CH,

      01/06 – 31/07

    2. Half Time,

      ECAL, Renens, CH,

      06/02 – 19/02

© Clément Lambelet / ECAL

Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
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Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - © Clément Lambelet
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Two donkeys in a war zone, in Camera(Auto)Control, 50JPG

Centre de la photographie de Genève, Geneva, CH

curated by Joerg Bader & Sébastien Leseigneur

1 June – 31 July 2016

Two donkeys in a war zone and Still, in Ciels

Villa Dutoit, Geneva, CH

curated by Héloïse Schibler

5 – 21 May 2017

 - © Clément Lambelet

Edition

Two donkeys in a war zone

Published by RVB BOOKS, Paris in September 2017

with the support of association DonneraVoir and

Centre de la Photographie Genève.

 

 

Part of the shortlist for the Author Book Award,

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018.

 

 

Project informations

 

 

24 x 34 cm

Soft cover

54 pages

38 colour photographs

ISBN: 979-10-90306-66-0

 

Price : 28 €

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Two donkeys in a war zone - edition - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - edition - © Clément Lambelet
Two donkeys in a war zone - edition - © Clément Lambelet