Marie Maurel de Maillé, “Raiponce”

Marie Maurel de Maillé, “Raiponce”

"Raiponce", Marie Maurel de Maillé

“Raiponce”, Marie Maurel de Maillé


“The fairy tale, which to this day is the first tutor of children because it was once the first tutor of mankind, secretly lives on in the story. The first true storyteller is, and will continue to be, the teller of fairy tales.”
Walter Benjamin

The tales have a symbolic and deep impact; they teach us advice, forgotten and unconscious knowledge passed down from generation to generation.This project, Raiponce, refers to the homonym tale of the brothers Grimm.I tried to revisit it through the prism of the filiation, because it turns out that the time of its realization coincided with my first pregnancy.I always had an interest for the idea of transmission but this interest took in this specific case a particular and concrete content.

All my work is taken in a fictional imagination. Most of these photos were taken in museums where most of the time it reactivates a memory (Casa Museo Picasso, Castle of Pau, Museum of the Romanticism of Madrid). In these places of monstration, where an imaginary reconstructs, the public participates in the fiction. I hope to pass this narrative load of the tale by blowing in my images this tension between their apparently documentary aspect and the evocation of an atmosphere staged until the tense silence of the disappearance, without specifying in the image if it comes from a set or from an already constituted representation.

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