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Dolorès

  • France
  • 2022
  • fr
  • English
  • 70'

Against all odds, Dolorès Marat quietly built a personal body of work on the fringes of fashion and the world of contemporary art. Timeless images, evanescent but persistent, like so many interior landscapes bathed in solitude. Working through an alphabet primer from Avignon (at the blue hour) to Ventoux, from the apartment-studio to hanging the "Cascades" exhibition, the director follows in the footsteps of the frugal Dolorès, shy yet bold, always sincere.

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Synopsis

Against all odds, Dolorès Marat quietly built a personal body of work on the fringes of fashion and the world of contemporary art. Timeless images, evanescent but persistent, like so many interior landscapes bathed in solitude. Working through an alphabet primer from Avignon (at the blue hour) to Ventoux, from the apartment-studio to hanging the "Cascades" exhibition, the director follows in the footsteps of the frugal Dolorès, shy yet bold, always sincere.

What you will find in this film

A self-taught photographer • Photographic roaming • Blur caused by camera shake • The passion of the blue hour • Apparitions • Flows and currents • Animals • Signs in the city • Antique ruins  • Landscapes • Humans isolated in the crowd • Mystery • Sharing solitude • Empathy with one's subject • Flawless determination • Choice of colour • Preparing for an exhibition • The pangs of hanging • Fresson print, an aesthetic shock • Difficult beginnings • From lab to lens • An interview with Dolorès • The importance of food • Creating with your guts • Finding your voice • Keeping your eye in • A life devoted to photography

When I was small, I never spoke. And that stayed with me for a very long time [...] Photography gave me a voice, really.

Film chapters

summary00:12 A for Analogue 

summary01:13 F for Fuzzy 

summary06:08 I for Infancy 

summary18:47 C for Culture 

summary40:21 B for Blue 

summary59:52 J for Joy

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Further exploration

•  LABYRINTH - author: Dolorès Marat; Dewi Lewis Publishing; 2001

• EDGES - author: Dolorès Marat; Dewi Lewis Publishing; 1996

 

IN FRENCH:

•  LUNE ROUGE ET AUTRES ANIMAUX FAMILIERS - author: Vincent Pelissier; artist: Dolorès Marat, Editions Fario (with the support of MAP); 2021

•  PARIS, CORRESPONDANCES - author: Arlette Farge; artist: Dolorès Marat; Editions La Pionniere; 2016

•  PALMYRE ET AUTRES ORIENTS - author: Dominique Janvier; artist: Dolorès Marat; Editions La Pionniere; 2016

•  ILLUSION - author: Marie Darrieussecq; artist: Dolorès Marat; Editions Filigranes; 2003

•  NEW YORK USA - artist: Dolorès Marat; Editions Marval; 2002

•  LE BOULEVARD MARITIME - author: Frederic Fajardie; artist: Dolorès Marat; Carnet de voyage N°9, Le Point du Jour publishing; 2000

•  ECLIPSE - artist: Dolorès Marat; Editions Contrejour; 1990