Wonderama is a resolutely singular artist’s book in which Hugues Reip’s Noirs Desseins series is accompanied by a text-glossary by Vinciane Despret and an original song performed by Rodolphe Burger.

Created between 2009 and 2022 in Indian ink and watercolor and regularly augmented with collages, Hugues Reip’s drawings function as “automatic vision dispensers” and sketch out a narrative between nature and the virtual universe, space and temporality, as an attempt to expand the boundaries of perception.

Wonderama is a portable dream world where everything is possible, as Vinciane Despret experiences with her glossary written to navigate among the fifty or so drawings or the song Tranquil Light interpreted by Rodolphe Burger, which appears in the book as a QR code.

With a crazy freedom, this book commits us to travel, those that extend the night and make worlds resonate.

Macula (with the support of Fondation Antoine de Galbert)
Authors: Hugues Reip, Rodolphe Burger, Vinciane Despret
Published in november 2022
French edition
21,5 x 37 cm
72 pages, 42 ill.
ISBN: 978-2-86589-141-2