Derived from fairy-tale imagery, L’horloge is part of the series Les confitures, small fragments of stories rooted in childhood memories. Like Hans Christian Andersen’s heroine Thumbelina, silent and passive before life’s intrigues, the characters of these series live through enigmatic and sometimes banal events in a setting at once wild and familiar. The unconscious enters into the theme of the “marvelous,” of the strange and the familiar, through flashes of photographed dreams. Based on highly narrative stories, these sometimes naive, neutral and nostalgic plots tell of a fairy tale world wherein “the familiar becomes unsettling and the intimate proves strange.”
Born in 1974 in Paris, Marie Liesse developed an interest in photography and cinema, passions that she pursued after earning a diploma in public law in 1997. After working in cinema in South America, she returned to France and created a monthly video magazine. After returning to school in 2006, she decided to become a professional photographer.