We continue and present the projects selected by Les Nuits Photographiques 2015 awards, which took place on September 19th. Today is about “Ukiyo-e“, a project by Alice Khol, young french photographer living in Brussels.
Ukiyo-e (name borrowed from the so-called “prints” in Japan signifying “pictures of the floating world”).
60 years in the same house, she didn’t want to leave it, then capitulated. She left others to cope with what remained. The lamp with the pink pearls, the nesting hedgehog ashtrays, the old bits of rope, the painting of her mother holding an apple, the hovel and its smell which will not remain for those that follow.
I didn’t keep it either. Neither love, nor its vain upheavals. Everything left at the same time. It happened far from them, in an office that smelled of fetid water, but with sea views.
Ukiyo-e is a visual poem for city people who dream of the country. For those who want to remember holidays and childhood memories. The ‘floating world’ are images that remain when we close our eyes and think of summer, of the endless free time, of the smell of the sun, the sea and freshly cut grass, the warmth of the rain on the paved roads.
Alice Khol was born in 1981 in Grenoble (France).
5th edition of Nuits Photographiques
From September 17th to December 12, 2015
Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 Rue de Ménilmontant