Le Dernier Mot
In Justine Pluvinage’s work, intimacy encompasses all its physical and psychological meanings: the strictly personal, the confidential and the bare body. Resilience is also a recurrent theme. It is expressed from her earliest video pieces from 2007 and 2009, through the intimate and intimist portraits of women who have had to deal with traumatic events: rape, separation, the loss of a child… While the images depict their everyday lives, the voiceovers recount their experiences, what they have been through and continue to go through. The gap between sound and image makes the sharing of their trauma more audible. Through listening, we measure the importance of speaking in the process of healing.