Whimsical Scenes Created with Real Fish Heads


Parisian contemporary artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard does a little more than play with her food. The artist’s ongoing body of work, known as Les Temps Modernes (translated as Modern Times), presents whimsical scenes featuring actual fish heads, which she later eats. In each eccentric frame, she simulates an absurd dramatization of human activities with the quirky visual aid of fish-headed puppets.

Becker-Echivard’s configured photos reflect social and political issues with a sense of humor, mimicking the everyday lives of people. She is especially keen on recreating the assembly lines of laborers, commenting on our industrialized consumer society. She manages to address fairly serious topics in a playful manner. Dr. Didier Rouzeyrol poetically describes the artist’s work: “German romanticism rescued by French lightness. // Sometimes innocence. // Sometimes intoxication. // The funny images, are never only funny. // The sad images, are never only sad. // There is always something else.”















Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard website
via [Beautiful Decay]





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