Trompe l’oeil, 2016
May 3, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Trompe l’oeil is a photo-assemblage made of 1,166 details of walls of Manhattan, printed on metal.
This artwork honors the Lenape tribe, the first population of Marcus Garvey Park and was inspired by the Lenape clothing. It aims to remind us of the primeval state of the park.
The pattern is created by compiling and cutting photos from my collection of photos of wall details shot all over Manhattan (the Urban Mosaic series) in order to make the link between the Lenape time and today. Through the fence, visitors meet a place where the Lenape tribe used to live, bringing together the first population of the primeval stage of the park and the modern day population enjoying in the park.
Originally from Alsace, France, Capucine Bourcart has called Harlem, New York her home for the past ten years. Primarily self-taught in photography, she has refined her skills through classes at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she was also a Teacher’s Assistance. She is fascinated by the details, inspired by her personal interactions, and structures her creative process with visual fragments that she collects in her daily life, travels, and personal relationships. She uses these fragments to create her photographic compositions.