A story about dreams and collodion portraits of 40 asylum seekers: the author Aurélia Coulaty and the photographer Pierre Wetzel restore the traces of the visions before the exile.
While the contemporary history mixes the representations and makes the migrants uniform, attribuating functional aspirations to them, Aurélia Coulaty and Pierre Wetzel guide the light to the interior and to what makes the subjects special: to the vast dreamlike field of the unconscious.
Restoring the traces of the time before the exile.
Mapping out people’s intimate so that forgotten, murdered, sometimes happy things could find their lost way.
Looking at those we bury under the lead screed of contingencies, our indifference and our generalizations.
Transmitting the humanist vision of the heros of the modern nightmare in the porosity of borders between the real and the dream, the present and the past.
It appears in the traces and saggings of ambrotype, it’s born in the heart of words: before stepping on the road, first, they used to be living ones.