Over 250 millions years old, Balmuccia’fault is the fossilized scar left by an earthquake whose magnitude was superior to 6 on the Richter scale.
In 2015, Grégoire Eloy accompanied geophysicits from the Ecole Normal Superieur on a field trip to the Balmuccia rock outcrop and proposed to map the fault. The surface was divided into square metre parcels, marked on the ground by the scientists, indexed and photographed from ground level, then pieced together on a computer. Layout as an artist book, this photographic survey can also be used as a scientific tool. Cutting the pages and putting them together following their coordinates it becomes possible to reconfigure The Fault in its entirety at a scale of 1:10.
RVB BOOKS is an independent Parisian company that publishes books according to an original modus operandi, born thanks to the possibilities offered by Internet, and yet close to the Pre-Gutenbergian era of publishing. Matthieu and Rémi work on the assumption that each and every book, and in some cases, every model of every author should have its own form and format. Not a collection, but a living spirit which is not frozen into rigid forms.
Mathieu Charon and Rémi Faucheux both followed singular paths in the publishing industry before uniting their ideas and their know-how to create RVB BOOKS in 2011. Matthieu was at the origin of the collection Janvier Léo Scheer: monographs devoted to artistic photography, while Rémi directed the publishing project “Clinic” with Useful Photography.