Alain Paiement

Tilt

2005
In Tilt, Alain Paiement digitally blends multiple points of view to create a believable but highly constructed image that blurs boundaries between public and private spaces. The artist is fascinated with mapping techniques and the relation between photography and cartography. Paiement takes photographs of various sites in a piecemeal fashion and then reconstructs the whole, flattening space into an odd, highly textured two-dimensional representation. His methods inquire into how we visually understand the world, both through sight and mechanical means, which include photographic devices such as the camera, but also satellites and, more recently, Google Earth and Street View photography.
Title
Tilt
Date
2005
Medium
Photograph
Materials
ink jet print on polypropylene (Tyvek)
Dimensions
296.4 x 863.1 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2006
Accession number
2006.35