Works in A World Without End range from her atmospheric and enigmatic photo novel Right of Inspection, via her resonant portraits of Kinshasa and its people, to her most recent work, including Brussels, China and the Trans-Siberian express.
Plissart, who has had a varied career (including a spell as a taxi driver - and this special insight to Brussels by night is reflected in her work), is known as a very open and approachable woman, both considered and relaxed. Her work reflects this as it explores the possibilities of documentary reportage and fiction, the natural and the architectural, colour and black and white.
She is also a bit of a formal innovator, with dizzying birds' eye shots from tall buildings, which give a new perspective on Brussels, not to mention Kinshasa. The massive composite grid with the street life of Congo's capital in the foreground, sweeping back to panoramic views of the city is a highlight.
Favourites from A World Without End are the masterfully lit images of disused industrial buildings that render them as mysterious as cathedrals, and landscapes shot through grids of factory windows. One cannot fail to be impressed by her vertigo-inducing self portrait, balancing a heavy, large-format camera on the ledge of a skyscraper while buffeted by the wind. Photography as adrenaline sport?
- Nederlands - Frans - Engels
29 x 29 cm
- 204 pagina's