Marjolaine Gallet

Théorème de la vie pratique / Practical Life Theorem

Théorème de la vie pratique is a fragmented story that talks about about domesticity and same sex family life through ephemeral performances, improvisations, collaborations and observations I have very limited control over and some more constructed set up. Game is a starting point for many of the images.

The project started amidst the backdrop of confinement in France in 2020. During that time, some of the dynamics in our domestic space followed non linear patterns similar to the ones we witnessed in the political discourse and the “outdoor world”: improvisation, (mock) control, fear, change of strategy, collaboration, firmness, rituals, negotiations. This togetherness generated an active engagement with my family - especially my then 3 year old daughter - in making intimate work. The images seem like they were triggered by something only happening for the camera, something that might have never taken place otherwise.

The project continues today with the documentation of the arrival of our second kid in the family.