Lisa De Boeck was five years old when her mother, Marilène Coolens, began photographing her. On the table, on the bed or hiding between the curtains, her daughter became the sole actress of an improvised theatre. Disguised with make-up and wigs sometimes, she played scenes from television series, movies or fairy tales under Marilène’s watchful eye. This creative complicity titled The Umbilical Vein stretches from 1990 to 2003 and became their only analogue image archive. What began as a spontaneous game that served as an intimate exhaust valve in the form of a family record, subsequently explores another dimension during the digital era. Memymom, contracted from “me and my mom”...
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