‘Appelez-moi Victoria’ is a visual archaeology, exploring elements of memory, genealogy and exile.
This investigation relates to the consequences of my family’s migration; I address issues of self definition, the discovery of one’s own roots and the exploration of my memory traces and neuroses. Between reality and fiction, it is an investigation and a personal quest on psychic and mystical levels, concerning my distant, evaporated, disappeared Italian origins, which I try to compose from fragments of stories of children of immigrants.
With the help of a psychogenealogist –psychogenealogy is a theory established by Alejandro Jodorowsky – I investigate out of focus and forgotten aspects of my family memory. This project is about emotional legacy, about a ritual passage which has left its signs and its marks for future generations to witness but never live again.
‘Appelez-moi Victoria’ was produced as part of Residence 1+2 Photography & Sciences in Toulouse in 2018 and published by Filigranes Editions.
I was born in Marseille, France, in 1989 and am now based in Brussels. I’m a photographer, visual artist, author and publisher. I’m the founder of the publishing house Macaronibook and also EAT MY PAPER, an itinerant and eclectic self-publishing platform. My projects are directing to fiction and reality, to the past and the present, where the image-document is strongly present. My research is based on an approach of investigation – identity, memory, self-construction and exile are the themes that I am constantly questioning. Mixing media – photography, writing, alteration of archives, embroidery, print experimentation – is essential for the development of my projects which are conceived as book-objects.