CINEMA SOLO (Grenoble, 1996)
36 documentary photos (single copy)
Programme: living for 1 month with a mannequin in a ghetto in Villeneuve, Grenoble, France; strategy against fear.
Collection Musée Château de Rochechouart, France
‘Thirty-six photos from my life with Pierre, a male mannequin I rent for one month. I lived alone in Villeneuve, a suburb of the French city of Grenoble for three months as an artist in residence, and I was afraid of the surroundings’ Alicia Framis explains. ‘Police didn’t enter our neighborhood. I saw things I couldn’t explain and junkies used my door as a toilet. I decided to live with a mannequin. We stayed at home most of the time and I made photos of myself to capture memories of a unique moment in my life.’