Porte-Mémoire, 2023

Clothes that tell our stories Slipped on, paraded, mended
Time passes and the stitches fade The body settles down
Holes in our memories become embedded in the fabric of our history
Like moths eating
The most precious thing in our lives
Our memory

Made of flesh and bone
I am also everything that surrounds me What I wear

This form
That forms the person Like a coat
Telling a second skin

Exposing myself
Who am I actually?
When I am not what I am wearing

Marie Capesius lives and works in Luxembourg as a freelance artist. She graduated from the Ostkreuzschule photography school in Berlin in 2019 and concluded a postmaster's research programme at the École nationale supérieure d'art et de design de Nancy with the Offshore school in 2022. In 2023 she was awarded a grant from the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg to develop the Porte-Mémoire series as part of a training course and series of workshops organised by ArtFotoMode with David Campany, Rafal Milach and Tim Clark. The same year she was awarded a grant from the CNA to create a book for the HELIOPOLIS series. In 2024, Marie Capesius will take part in a group exhibition entitled Paradis Naturistes at the MUCEM in Marseille with a photograph from the HELIOPOLIS series, as well as the Fotofestival Athens and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien with her Porte-Mémoire series, which premiered at the Prix de la Photographie in Luxembourg.