This is an interview with Noemie Goudal at the 2015 Armory show in New York city.
Inspired by her travels, the old-school titans of black-and-white photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, and the novels of Haruki Murakami, photographer Noemie Goudal creates images that occupy a space between surrealistic fantasy and modern life. Having once written stories to inspire her photographs, Goudal is now drawn to abandoned and obsolete structures and locations around the world, such as brutalist buildings and dilapidated barns, which she photographs before Photoshopping them into idiosyncratic environments and often enlarging them into life-size prints. She uses traditional chromogenic Lambda printing, adding a nostalgic element to compositions that are at once stark, romantic, and uncanny.
The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its sixteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world’s leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.