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Photographer: Aurore Valade
Publisher: De L'Oeil
Publication date: 2017
Print length: 32 pages
Language: French
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From the beach to school, Aurore Valade tried to capture that "kind of energy that springs from boredom and reverie" of which Baudelaire spoke. Through several photographic series, she then became interested in the notion of "youth" as an overflowing vital force and met adolescents whom she questioned about their personal lives. With their complicity, she built scenarios leading them to (re) play scenes inspired by their daily lives. Aurore Valade re-enacts some of these situations, amplifying the often artificial and anecdotal aspect of the stories which thus become almost fictional images, revealing the provocative attitudes specific to this youth who breaks codes and conventions in an attempt to assert themselves.

When we boredom is composed of the following series: "Summer time" series produced during an artist residency at the Collioure Modern Art Museum in 2006; “Plein air” series produced as part of the Les Photaumnales de Beauvais festival in 2008; "We were bored" series produced during an artist residency in schools in partnership with the Center d’art de Yonne in 2010; “Staging” is a participatory and educational project carried out in collaboration with the students of the Honoré Daumier high school in Marseille in partnership with the FRAC PACA in 2014.
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