In the MEP Studio , the French-Dominican photographer Karla Hiraldo Voleau presents her recent project Another Love Story, created in response to the MEP’s invitation to show her work on the occasion of the Love Songs season. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in France.
The project Another Love Story is based on a personal story; she presents a series of photographs and texts that reconstruct and replicate the last months of her relationship with a man before she found out he was leading a double-life. What to do when you find yourself dispossessed of your own story? Karla Hiraldo Voleau decided to reappropriate this story by replaying different moments of their relationship and identically reproducing personal photographs the couple had taken in the past with the help of a model, doppelganger of her companion, she hired for the project.
Another Love Story proposes a reflection on the photographic medium and its place as a silent witness of our lives. Here, images fail to capture the truth of a relationship, bending instead to our desires, to our wishes, to reveal the feeling of love even when it ultimately remains elusive.
Karla Hiraldo Voleau, born in 1992, is a French- Dominican artist who lives and works in Lausanne (Switzerland).
She graduated from ECAL, Lausanne, with a master’s degree in Photography in 2018. She participated in the 2020 edition of the Foam Talent and Olympus Recommended Fellowship. Her work was presented at Paris Photo in 2019, the Rencontres d’Arles festival in 2017 and in Plat(t)form 2019. Her first photo book, Hola Mi Amol, co-published by Self Publish Be Happy and ECAL, was selected for the Aperture First Book Award in 2019.
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