Twelve years of conjugal life in terror for her and her children. My mother finds a loophole, translating distress and despair. Christmas 1996. Divorce.
In the midst of interrogations, separations and prohibitions, negatives stay in a drawer. My mother wants them, my father refuses, my sister steals them. I scan all those negatives years later.
Lack of early personality structuring by constructive experiences of childhood didn’t allow to take note immediately of the traumatic event, this project is the result of a long personal process of post-traumatic growth.
Reconstructing a chaotic family journey through the image, that brings back to the first use of the word »resilience« in a psychological context.
About the artist:
Mainly influenced by documentary photography, Loïc graduated at the Neue Schule fur Fotografie school in Berlin in 2017, where he developed his first project «Touche d’Espoir» within the association SkatePal. Loïc has since focused his work on the theme of childhood. Today he is signing his new project highlighting domestic and parental violence.