Derived from fairy-tale imagery, L’horloge is part of the series Les confitures, small fragments of stories rooted in childhood memories. Like Hans Christian Andersen’s heroine Thumbelina, silent and passive before life’s intrigues, the characters of these series live through enigmatic and sometimes banal events in a setting at once wild and familiar. The unconscious enters into the theme of the “marvelous,” of the strange and the familiar, through flashes of photographed dreams. Based on highly narrative stories, these sometimes naive, neutral and nostalgic plots tell of a fairy tale world wherein “the familiar becomes unsettling and the intimate proves strange.”...
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