Humans and animals collide, merge and replace each other in an enigmatic artistic collaboration between photographer Roger Ballen and sculptor and designer Hans Lemmen, presented under the title Unleashed at the Musée de la chasse et de la nature in Paris (March 7, 2017 – June 4, 2017).
The works presented at the Unleashed exhibition stem from a long-distance collaboration between Roger Ballen and Hans Lemmen, with Ballen based in South Africa and Lemmen in Netherlands. In a manner similar to the surrealist cadavre exquis game in which the participants contribute a drawing or words to a piece of paper passed between a group, Lemmen and Ballen worked on fragments of each other’s work. Lemmen reduced Ballen’s photographs to simple fragments, drew over or manipulated them to reconstruct his final pieces. Ballen, on the other hand, incorporated Lemmen’s illustrations into photographs and installations intended to be eventually photographed.
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