L I L O U is a unique photographic exhibition highlighting the everyday life of a 30 year old non-communicating autistic adult. The links that unite the subject to Lucie Hodiesne, her sister photographer, offer us rare and deep pictures of life. Without mitigating the difficulties associated with autism, Lucie Hodiesne reveals the complexity of her brother through her rituals and emotions. The forty black and white photographs will be visible from June 26 to July 26, 2019 at the Espace Andrée Chedid (60 rue du General Leclerc – 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux). The Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation rewarded the work of this young photographer by awarding her one of the Vocation Prizes in 2018.
“Antoine is a 30-year-old autistic adult living in a nursing home in Normandy. He uttered a few words until he was four years old before closing himself completely in a world of silence. My brother’s body quickly became a cage. He struggles daily in this mental prison and seeks to communicate with us through objects: tending his shoes suggests the desire to go out, the plate evokes hunger, the glass expresses thirst. My photography is the interpreter of his language without words. “ Lucie Hodiesne
Lucie Hodiesne – L I L O U “My brother and his autism”
From June 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Space Andrée Chedid