本の本の本 2016 – 2020
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Publication date : 2022/08/01
Weight 552 g / Dimensions 21.5 x 26 cm / 128 pages
Text by Marc Fraysse
By photographing his sister Julia’s adolescence over a decade, Antoine Seiter bears witness to the language that a face can develop by constantly raising the question of portraiture. Julia’s story is interrupted by that of young Achilles, the hero of Marc Faysse’s novel. Parallel to the photographic work in the theme of the passage to adulthood, the story is a homosexual love story that brings emancipation.
Antoine Seiter was born in a village in the Loir-et-Cher region. During his studies, he returned regularly to his parents’ home and began to photograph his younger sister, Julia (J). The project, started in 2008, continues today. This book prints a stage, a dozen years testifying to the childhood, adolescence and the passage to adulthood of his sister. The sequence is marked by an accident, changes in the body and work. It testifies especially to the relationship between the photographer and his sister. This face to face reveals the multiple facets of her face, the open and the closed. That is to say the capacity of the face to know itself, to recognize and to dialogue with the other.
Marc Faysse’s short story, the other side of the book, is also about otherness. The author proposes a summer love story between two young men, Achille (A), he is the narrator, and Augustin. The ambivalence of the story lies in the way the interactions between Achille and Augustin show their feelings but also their life choices. Achille’s homosexual pride is a vehicle for emancipation that eventually overcomes the romance.
Achille joins Julia, plunging into adulthood, he and she question our relationship to the world.
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