LISA DE BOECK AND MARILÈNE COOLENS

La Cage d’Or

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Memymom is a collaborative project between two photographers: a mother (Marilene Coolens) and her daughter (Lisa de Boeck)

The cross-generational project began with what the pair describes as a ‘hangover from the past.’ They are referring to analogue image archives of Marilene encouraging Lisa to express herself; to dance, dress up and invent her own improvised theatre sketches. These semi-staged dreamscape portraits developed into a mature conversation that deals not only with personal identity, potential and a maternal relationship, but has evolved into a plea for sensual analysis and tragic romanticism. Their recent work produces an emotional aesthetics that stops just short of the erotic; inventing mystery, exercising intimacy and creating a post-modern hyperlinked narrative where anything might unfold.