Diploma project, ECAL 2019


by Morgan Carlier

‘Shame has undergone a shift.’ In today’s world, my 15-year-old brother is free to express his identity and does not seem to face the same difficulties I experienced during my own adolescence. Only ten years separate us and, through him, I project a nostalgia of youth that I once dreamed of. The book presents him not only as muse but also as an initiator by showing his vision of being a teenager. Together, we reflect on notions of identity, freedom of youth and the expectations of gendered behavior. The border between staging and documented is blurred, his gaze becomes intertwined with mine.