A Man in Public Space, 2020

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© Karla Hiraldo Voleau

For one week, Karla Hiraldo Voleau slipped into the skin of her “masculine alter ego” in order to study the changes in attitudes towards her, and to observe how her own behaviour changed. Her exploration takes the form of self-portraits, texts, snapshots and video stills. She immerses the viewer in her unique, terrifying, funny and exciting experience. Her installation questions the influence of gender identity on our actions and in public spaces.

Venue: Photoforum Pasquart


Karla Hiraldo Voleau (CH), born in 1992, is a French-Dominican artist who lives and works in Lausanne. She graduated from ECAL, Lausanne with an MA in Photography in 2018. Her work was featured at the Rencontres d’Arles 2017, Plat(t)form 2019, and the MAP Festival 2016. She is part of the Foam Talent 2020 edition and of the Olympus Recommended Fellowship 2020. Her first photobook, Hola Mi Amol, co-published by Self Publish Be Happy Editions and ECAL, has been shortlisted for the Aperture First Book Award.