Antoine d'Agata

Born in 1961

Lives and works in Marseilles and Paris

I photograph to face the world. I engage the same inexhaustible protocol, traversing and being traversed by experiences whose common denominator is excess. Confrontingthe inherent contradictions to the use of documentary photography, I document what I live and live the situations I document. I structure a physical and psychic path overshadowed by risk, hazard, desire and unconsciousnessin a frantic search for the feeling of being alive,being part of life, belonging to life. To givea transcription of my position in the social and physical order, to escape organic and political passivity, I invent a scenario that I condemned myself to live out, to the letter and in the flesh.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.