Filigranes Editions

AUTOR: Prune Phi

TEXTS: Dominique ROUX, Teacher, critic and photographic historian 

Dimensions: 6. 8 x 9.8 inches
Languages: French/English
Price: 25,00 €
Print run: 500 copies
ISBN: 978-2-35046-547-2 

Her search for identity has lead Prune Phi to create a dialogue between the testimonies of the third generation of Franco-Vietnamese living in Toulouse and the knowledge on scientists on how the memory is conveyed, forgotten and even denied. Her though process is based on the reappropriation of histories of families to try to reveal the memory traces left by the ancestors who contributed to the invention of the Self. 

During a trip to California, she notices that the memory of the country pf origin was experienced differently on both sides of the Atlantic, but also that the new generation was not as interested on the culture of their parents when it came to perpetuating traditions, beliefs or preserving the language. It is therefore this memorial link, both transcontinental and transgenerational, that she questions in her work by questioning neurologists and psychiatrists in Toulouse to understand how sensory and gestural memory could pass from one generation another. She discusses with them the notions of conscious but also unconscious memories, true or false, post-traumatic symptoms, denial of memory, failing memory, likely to obstruct, block or reveal the traces of a family culture…