- 24 x 32 cm
- Soft cover
- 160 pages
- 179 colour photographs
- Photography: Alexandre Guirkinger
- Reproduction: Antoine Vanoverschelde & Nicolas Brasseur
The book Ester recounts the six months Marion Verboom spent immersed at the Manifattura Thélios, experimenting and creating artworks for the third LVMH Métiers d’Arts Residency. Here, in the Dolomites, 80 kilometers from Venice, at the foot of the Vajont Dam, the French artist allowed herself to soak up the geographical, historical and cultural context of the region, becoming particularly interested in the mechanics of the rocks and the interaction with human activity. In her work, she juxtaposes depictions of the mountains by Old Masters like Bellini, Basaiti, Giotto or Cima da Conegliano with images of the Manifattura’s cutting-edge modernity. The sequence is punctuated by reproductions of her artworks, photographed as though they were anthropological artifacts.