Lansac’s vision is revealed through his flâneur approach to seeing and framing the world within the camera lens; funny or philosophical graffiti , remnants of street posters, the minutiae of street activity and traces of life; and in contrast, the immensity of the built environment and architectural form. We think we go through life with our eyes open, so hence we should see, but as Lansac points out during our conversation, many look but they do not actually ‘see’. This role of seeing and showing is left to the artist, the photographer, the flâneur who walks the streets with their eyes open and the camera always at the ready.
Donna MF Brett
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Edited excerpt from essay on Vita Brevis exhibition