Borderlines (2009-2011)


Borderlines is a documentary project layouts thanks to the digital technologies. Realized from photos taken in Israel and in the Palestinian Territories, the images depict a divided territory criss-crossed by tangible and invisible frontiers. Using photography in its composite form, I organize these photographs as a panorama, by adding or subtracting fragments of images. They maintain with the reality an utopian and descriptive relationship.


“(…) Reworked by succcessive copying, the shots function as a sketchbook and as visual notation. Digital treatment is not used for effects but to amend the real, a powerful use of digital photography which conditions the contact with the world. The world which Cordesse shows us, these places so symbolic and generally caught up in media stereotypes, is a grand scene where the daily joins the historical issues of civilisations which co-exist.(…)”

Michel Poivert, in About Borderlines, 2011


Awards & Grants
・Arcimboldo Prize 2011, FR
・Lucien & Rodoph Hervé Prize 2010, FR
・Grant of research, National Center for Visual Arts (CNAP), FR


・Nicéphore Niépce Museum, Chalon-sur-Saône, FR
・Swiss Life Foundation