Portraits of Humanity,
Xinhua Bazaar, Shanghai




兼容的盒子计划第五十七期 bazaar compatible program #57
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
人类肖像,新华小商品市场 Portraits d'Humanité
皮埃尔-罗伯施坦的影像 A video by Pierre Lobstein
2013/10/22 - 2013/11/03

安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26

88 people from Shanghai, merchants from the Xinghua market of October 22 to November 3 2013, having accepted 3 seconds in front of the camera, are presented here in the small box of Bazaar Compatible Program, accompanied by 77 students and professors from the Nancy National Art School.

Or to celebrate with passersby, neighbours, friends and relatives, the short moment of a glance or a smile, in a great virtual family portrait of our humanity in so beautiful and so cruel global village.

"...Through the human face, the univers becomes a form, in an orignal language and a primordial poem..."
(Emmanuel Levinas, "Noms propres", "Humanisme de l'Autre Homme")

"According to Chinese tradition, the image is the meeting of man with the spirit of the world", says François Cheng of the French Academy.

"Let us create Adam after our image" says the Genesis.

Pierre Lobstein
Shanghai, October 19, 2013