"Alter ego" was for a long time in gestation in the hollow of my shady dreams. For several years, I had investigated the theme of the double in literature. Its mythological origins as much as its more recent expressions. For example, The Double by Dostoïevski, William Wilson by Edgard Poe or Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse were for me sources of delight and objects of study.
That's why the beings which I represent here seem at the same time so fascinating and so disturbing. They seem to float, vaporous, in a universe soaked with an atmosphere of fantasy and strangeness. We feel them so close. And nevertheless, it is as if they escaped us ceaselessly. As in a disturbing dream.
Furthermore, I wanted to push the splitting farther and to include the photographic act itself in this process. Indeed, the photography consists in being able to duplicate a captation of the reality. Photos of twins, duplication, multi-exposure, crossings of analogue and digital techniques, sets of symmetry and asymmetry are alternately investigated until the confusion of the senses.
I want to weave the ancient with the modern, the beings with their image. To double the subject, double the genres. To question the notion of identity by confronting it with its copy. To move closer to our humanity. To take me away from the reality. To create the strangeness. To make it real. I want to confuse the issue, to fill with smoke the territory of identity which we consider reassuring in aid of its much shadier border.