My life was recorded excessively from age 0 to 12.
An initiative of my father, which started out with no apparent reason. Each day I was captured by the lens, filmed and photographed. Nothing was planned, nothing was staged, everything had to be natural. A section of my life was safely stored that way. Not a shred of a mystery was left, these pictures are pure evidence of what I used to be. Here I am, body and images, each one depending on the other. Images question the knowledge I have of myself, the knowledge I have of the world. A strange and ambiguous relation.
I made a back-and-forth movement between reality and its simulations, to begin a path of experiences dealing with ways of representing the world. I feel now that, like language, pictures come between me and the sensitive world. Pictures numb our senses. In my project, this phenomenon I am trying to reverse.
I work towards reappropriation, not of the photographed subject, but of the medium itself.
In the process of working with images, reproducing them, manipulating the recordings of reality, I push these images towards a process of change.
They are no longer simple signals of a past existence, they become more meaningful. I try to emancipate the images I create, and give them their own essence in order for the image itself to become something real.
I try to show images that go beyond simulation, to move toward a “gain-of-reality”.