Diploma project, ECAL 2013


by Pauline Miserez

We live among people whom many would describe as exceptional or marginal. Aware of their differences and suffering from isolation, they try to blend in with the crowd. Despite their suspicions, the observation has allowed me to uncover some of them. I then attempted to determine the components of their identity to translate it ostensibly using photography ; through visual associations, I developed a range of signs and clues which, interpreted as a whole, make visible what is theoretically known only by their confidants.

The texts, for their part, recount my encounters with these characters. The human belief that a marginalized individual is recognizable through his appearance gradually becomes the latent subject of my questioning.

Pauline Miserez