“Moving house many times in my childhood removed any attachment I could have had to places. To be from everywhere is also to be from nowhere. Transeo means to travel from one place to another.”
Is the place you are from a specific physical place or rather a collection of memories, places and encounters? Paul Ricoeur suggests that our problems of personal identity can be resolved by story-telling. Telling your own story allows you to affirm your identity: between history and fiction, between a feeling of belonging and one of denial, this exploration is an attempt to answer my question and to say “there is where I come from”.
Contretype, Contemporary photography centre
4A Cité Fontainas, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
September 13, 2017 to November 05, 2017