CAMILLE LÉVÊQUE
ABOUT
CV


    WORKS

  1. SUMMIT MEETING

  2. WE ARE OUR MOUNTAINS

  3. UNIVERSAL TRUTH

  4. FAMILIAR GESTURES

     

    IN SEARCH OF THE FATHER

  1. CHAPTER I_DADS

  2. CHAPTER II_THE FATHER FIGURE

  3. CHAPTER III_DADDY ISSUES

  4. CHAPTER IV_THE LAST LEVEQUE

  5. BOOK DUMMY ︎


Visual artist working on identity,
memory and family mythology. 

© 2020 Camille Lévêque. All rights reserved.

LIVE WILD

5. 

IN SEARCH OF THE FATHER          
THE BOOK                                          _2020




420 pages
4 chapters
5 years
39 collaborators


What do our fathers, symbols of virility, strength and stability represent for us?
What about the oppressors, abusive, authoritarians? What is its role, does it finds an echo in our societies and has that role changed?
I lay out questions while suggesting diverse interpretations through the use of satirical, tender or off the wall images.

No judgement is ventured, no interpretation is set, no answers are given.
Sometimes troubling oppressor sometimes reassuring protector, I carefully shape the different faces of the father, but also brutally show its absence.

From the solemn Holy Father to a still current fight against patriarchy, who is this complex, idealized, provoked, respected character and how does he influence our identity?
Beyond the fascinating aspect of the father figure in psychology studies, I bring my research to the representation of the father in commercials, movies, or, more broadly, in societies.

Blending a cheeky tone with a more serious approach I question the impact of this paternal figure (as well as its absence) on us children, and especially daughters.

The work confronts video, archive, digital photography, and installation and will take the final form of a book in 2020.

The book dummy presented below compiles visual work, statements, research leads, conversations and accompanying texts.




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