Jean-Francois Robic

"haut et bas"
This work for Xerolage must be called "high" and "low"; "up" and "down"......It's about the possibility for these images to be read in any direction. About the life to be read like that; between autobiography & history, between roots & exile, fight & slavery. So I mixed my family old pictures & historic events (especially about eastern & communist history), signs & words in all languages concerned by the images: french, russian, breton, spanish, german.....So you need a dictionary to appreciate all the images' meanings. It's up to you to link all these meanings together; to connect signs, words, & images; to give them back a signification; your signification.

            Jean-Francois Robic,
december 1995.