In the Middle Ages, “black blood” referred to the blood of deer and boars during the rutting season, as well as to the fiery blood of those who hunted them, who ventured deep into nature to confront them. Their aim was to kill them to then eat their heart and acquire their strength and virile energy. In this way, man reconnected with his animalistic side. Excess, folly and chaos then ruled his behaviour. He would turn wild in order to encounter the beast he chased, but also to liberate the phantasmagorical one that was in him.
About the artist
French photographer Elie MONFERIER was born in 1988. After obtaining a Master’s in modern literature, he found in photography a way of experiencing the world and going beyond language, expressing uncertainty, desire and violence, which he considers to be the foundations of any human relationship.