Lionel Jusseret – Kinderszenen
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Lionel Jusseret – Kinderszenen

by Loco


Kinderszenen gives a glimpse of the intimacy of autistic children, their way of apprehending space and the world. It paints a portrait of so-called “autistic” children in the interlude of their vacations in the countryside. Far from the violence of the walls, this work is a dreamlike and mysterious journey, sometimes naive, which lets you discover the enigma of these “kids”.

In 2012, Lionel Jusseret started photographing autistic children after two years spent as an educator at the association J’interviendrais, which offers profoundly autistic children the opportunity to live in a group vacation in different country houses.

It took Lionel Jusseret seven years to collect these portraits, because the physical and psychological exhaustion generated by such an accompaniment did not allow him to work for more than two consecutive weeks. “The meetings with
the children, non-verbal for the most part, were of an unspeakable power.

I felt like I was on a real journey into foreign territory.
I liked to say that I was going to Autistan, in reference to Josef Schovanec
Or at least, on the edge of Autistan. In this work, he gives a look at autism. No, autism. He explains. “According to one of my colleagues, you can’t talk about autism. I mean, as a subject. Simply because we don’t know much about it and it’s still very broad. The word autism means everything and nothing at the same time. It is therefore difficult to talk about it. At best, we can tell stories about autistic people. The nuance is very important.”

This book has received the support of the Fondation l’Estacade, the Vocatio Foundation as well as the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

SKU: FIS-BOK-022 Category:

Publisher: Loco
Release: June 2020
Width: 22,5 cm
Height: 29 cm
Text: Babouillec, Josef Schovanec
Pages: 198 pages, about 120 four-color reproductions
Bound in full paper + dust jacket

Additional information

Dimensions 22.5 × 29 cm


Loco, né au printemps 2008 de l’association d’Éric Cez et d’Anne Zweibaum, met tout en oeuvre pour réaliser des livres exigeants dans le domaine de la photographie et de l’art mais aussi dans le champ des sciences sociales.

Chaque ouvrage est conçu et fabriqué avec une attention toute particulière : un livre est unique et doit traduire, dans son fond, dans sa forme, la particularité d’un propos, d’une oeuvre, d’une aventure humaine. L’image — et la photographie en particulier — occupe une place prépondérante dans notre production. Avec plus de 100 titres à notre catalogue, nous développons plusieurs axes, de la monographie de photographe à l’ouvrage plus généraliste.

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