(Italy 1960 -)
BiographyDominique Lacloche was born in 1960 in Rome (Italy). She lives between Paris and London.
For more than 20 years Lacloche has been making works inspired by the texture and shape of the Gunnera Manicata plant, dating from the Jurassic era.
In her current projects, Lacloche photographs fragments of landscapes and develops the negatives onto the Gunnera Leaves. Nature is printed on Nature.
Lacloche’s method is exploratory and empirical: an initial experiment of photographic revelation on the giant Gunnera leaf generated the first « image-leaf », introducing the beginning in a series of works; a ’Mise en Abyme’ of layers of stratum, using the porosity within and without the different material surfaces, experimenting in photography, sculpture and immersive installations.
Equally interested in evolutionary and organic temporal systems, Lacloche has also explored these themes in film, digital animation, sound design, and electroacoustic music composition.
Lacloche’s artistic work is enlightened by her vision in painting and architecture, disciplines she has studied and practiced for many years.
Lacloche’s works are present in several private collections around the world.