LISA GERVASSI

France

Lives and works in Castanet

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Mommy

10h > 18h - Open everyday

Présentation

By an arrangement of associations between photos, archive documents and fragments of text (automatic writing, dreams, stories, poems) this project highlights the difficulties an individual (in this case the adult daughter) has in becoming a subject in her own right, and separating from a mother with whom relations were ambivalent, and who died before the completion of the physical separation, just five months after the death of the father.
There follows an itinerancy, suspended within an insoluble conflict: that between the desire to break with a mother who is no longer there and the desire to help one’s parents who can no longer be saved.
In parallel with the grieving that she undertakes, the daughter is struggling to break through the barricade, made up in part by the guilt of having survived, to move towards a solution to the internal conflict, to give birth to her own ego and potentially, in her turn, become a mother.