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BOOK SIGNING W/ Karla Hiraldo Voleau
September 28th - MiCamera Bookstore, Milan
"Another Love Story - part fact, part fiction, part photobook, part screenplay - is one of the more daring photography projects in recent years. Through a savvy combination of scripts, screenshots, real camera roll pictures and meticulous recreations, Karla Hiraldo Voleau has re-narrated the final moments of her relationship, which broke down in devastating fashion."
"In Another Love Story, Hiraldo Voleau channels raw emotional fallout into a deeply personal memento. The astute and daring brilliance of this series is that a large majority of these supposedly spontaneous images are fake."
A year. That’s how long it’s been since Karla Hiraldo Voleau’s exhibition Another Love Story first opened at the MEP in Paris in 2022. A year is also the timeframe of the story chronicled in that project – a love story personal to KHV, which shifts abruptly from its climax to its end when she discovers that X, her lover, is leading a double life – a revelation that prompts the artist to question her certainties.
If reality is a lie, perhaps fiction is the remedy. KHV reappropriates her story by re-enacting it, highlighting the mechanisms behind the making of a couple. Each costume, location and image composition exists from meticulous planning from the artist, referring to call sheets and buying clothing duplicates from stores. Her work combines photography, performance and writing, and blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction, between the individual and the collective. Through this performance, KHV asserts herself as a subject and reclaims the power of her own history.
Karla Hiraldo Voleau’s artistic work focuses on intimacy as a critical space. Gender, sexuality, emotions and the body are all subjects she tackles in her photographs in order to reveal what is played out beyond appearances. The artist stages herself in her artistic projects, thereby blending autobiographical narratives and fictions. KHV reflects on the photographic medium as a fictional tool and devises a mise en scène of the feeling of love, thus showing the way we reproduce the norms and social evaluations that are supposed to define a couple, often unconsciously.
About the Artist
Karla Hiraldo Voleau (born 1992), is a French- Dominican artist who lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.She graduated from ECAL, Lausanne, with a master’s degree in Photography in 2018. She participated in the 2020 edition of the Foam Talent and Olympus Recommended Fellowship. She has exhibited work across Europe and the US, including International Center for Photography, New York and Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.
Edition of 750
20 x 25 cm