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Lettres au Docteur L – 2019
6 channels video installation (16mm à 2K – 6 x 8mn)

Histoire inclusive, entre mémoire individuelle et collective. Cinq personnes intimement liées à l’histoire ou aux territoires des missions romandes écrivent à ma demande une lettre au Docteur L, un énigmatique missionnaire établi en Afrique australe autour de 1900. En dialogue avec des extraits de journal du Docteur L, se dessine une histoire fragmentaire toujours réinventée.

The artist Laurence Favre was invited to present her ongoing research that tends towards an inclusive history, between individual and collective memory. At her request, people closely link to the history or territories of the French-speaking missions wrote a letter to Doctor L, an enigmatic missionary who settled in southern Africa around 1900. She then puts these stories into images, which draws a fragmentary history that is always reinvented.

Intro text in the exhibition at Espace Arlaud, Lausanne 2019

photos: @ Espace Arlaud, Lausanne 2019