Denis Darzacq

Hyper

January 14 – March 27, 2010

Denis Darzcq Hyper

Hyper Nº20, 2008

Denis Dazrzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº16, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº3, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº5, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº8, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº 15, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº17, 2008

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº11, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº10, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº19, 2008

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº2, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº21, 2008

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº 4, 2007

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº 18, 2008

Denis Darzacq Hyper

Hyper Nº 7, 2007

Press Release

HYPER is an exhibition of 15 color photographs by French photographer Denis Darzacq. HYPER refers to the new garish supermarkets in Paris and Rouen where consumer goods, brightly packaged and presented, make for a vivid and contemporary backdrop for his pictures. Darzacq brings street dancers, mostly young men and women in their late teens and early twenties into these stores and asks them to perform their leaps, jumps, twirls, and other gravity-defying movements. The photographs explore the tension between being and having, between the human body and the the capitalist landscapes that these bodies navigate.  They offer a fresh, witty and intensely colorful commentary on global consumerism and freedom of spirit.

Denis Darzacq’s photographs, taken in fractions of a second and not digitally mainpulated, sit comfortably at the edge of traditional stop-action photography.