Transfers and Heliograms

Alongside her work as a photojournalist, Monique Jacot (1934) has been using the technique of Polaroid transfers to paper since the 1980s. These poetic images, seemingly captured from a dream, blend superimposed and duplicated motifs in delicate and vibrant variations of colour. Her research pushes her towards an aesthetic of contemplation, detail and matter. The heliograms are monochrome explorations of feather and nest motifs picked up at random on her travels. The manifestation of an introspective gaze that marries aesthetic elegance with existential reflection are the outcome of experiments that are part photogram and part heliogravure.