DANS LE SILENCE - SPECIAL EDITION
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 rush of interrogations, separations and interdictions, negatives stay in a drawer. My mother wants them, my father refuses, my sister steals them. Driven by the same wish to make her happy, I scan years later all those negatives, and discover one more talent to our mother.
“Dans le Silence” is therefore the result of a collaboration between my mom and I.
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 bring back to the first use of the word “resilience” in a psychological context.
Testimony that also evokes a whistle-blowing aspect, allowing an au- dience, often informed and conscious, but away from the subject, to create an internal and intimate representation, of domestic and paren- tal violence too often left unaddressed.
“Dans le Silence” is the reconstruction of a personal and intimate narrative symbolically leading to the path of resilience : the ability to bounce back after the shock.
Special edition of 20 copies + numbered print