ARTISTIC DIRECTOR : Philippe Guionie
with Diana Lui, Alice Lévêque et Léa Patrix



Résidence 2016

This film is the improbable encounter of three women photographers of different generations and backgrounds immersed in the same city, Toulouse. For six weeks, Diana, Alice and Léa questioned the feminine identity in all its forms. 

With a look that is both complicit and distanced, this film tells the story of the sinuous paths of their concomitant creations where the individual and the collective are permanently intertwined in a game of open questions. They told real and fictional stories, in an original and coherent vision. They were part of their photographs. They told and are told. They asked the question: “Is there such a thing as women’s photography?” In an attempt to answer this question, they questioned contemporary female identity, her relationship to the body, her place in the city and beyond in our society. From the large format camera to the most sophisticated digital tools, from documentary portraits to introspective road movies and staging in public spaces, Diana, Alice and L a combine real forms and plastic surfaces in a unique trilogy. They devoted themselves to their respective artistic creations on a daily basis, but exchange, dialogue and share savoir-faire, learning and experiences together. They appropriated the surrounding territory: a single city, three views and as many photographic journeys. The viewer is also lulled by the sublime musical sounds of Augustin Charnet flying over emblematic Toulouse locations such as the Jolimont Observatory or the Jacobins cloister.


Video artist, lives and works in Toulouse and Sète. She started photography at the age of 15, but it was with VHS and two video recorders that she made her first filmic proposals at the age of 17. Graduated of the école des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes (2005), Majorie also told the story of her daily life by associating several media, embroidery, drawing and image. She co-directed Les Balances de la Dynamo, the backstage of a concert hall in Toulouse. At the same time, she began a series of filmed portaits (sequence shots a silent camera gaze) which archive the passage of musicians in various concert halls and festivals in the south of France (This Not A Love Song, Rio Loco…). The collection now includes 400 artists (I am, Etienne Daho, The Do, Thurston Moore, Cat Power, Murkafe…). While presenting her work in scenographic installations, Marjorie Callé was filming and editing original videos for the songs Eddy Crampes and Bruit qui Court. She was preparing a serie of documentaries based on regular thus testifying to their non-conformist intimacies. 

© Israel Ariño