Since 1993, Jean-Claude Delalande takes pleasure in putting himself on stage with his partner and his son Valentin.
At the sight of these images where the eyes of these characters rarely cross each other, where boredom, confinement, the desire to flee a banal existence is omnipresent, the author questions us about our daily lives.
With his gaze fixed on the lens, he challenges the viewer and places us in the often uncomfortable position of embarrassed witness or accomplice of the scene that is played.
Then, a dramaturgy is set in series that grows from year to year and which shows the aging couple and the little one growing up in these often renewed decors where we wonder if the homes are for holidays or torments.
This family album, in which every detail has its importance, where the often imperceptible light plays a primordial role, will leave a trace of a past which he already tells us not to remember and which he will bequeath to his descendants.
Jean-Claude Delalande was born in Paris in 1962.
Since 1993, after studying photography, he directed a series called “Daily”. These are self-portraits staged where the main protagonists are his companion and since 2006, their son Valentin.
This series has been the subject of exhibitions at the MEP, the Rencontres d’Arles, the National Library of France at Imagerie Lannion, MAMAC Liège …
The photographs presented are taken from this series, they try to show the lines that sometimes separates a couple (a family)where incommunicability, solitude, the shadow of a separation …
Jean-Claude Delalande – Quotidien
2 to 28 April
3 rue Cornac