about the exhibition

Write me a Novel is a project based on the idea that the writer is never alone in the creation of their work, but instead accompanied by the characters making their life and helping with the making of their artwork and, finally, the reader. Based on a short story of autofiction called You can go anywhere in Paris in under 30 minutes, the project revolves around the lives of three women who ultimately become one. Each woman has her own chapter and model, and each of them interact both on paper and in front of the camera. Although this short story will not be published, the viewer will be able to hear extracts from it, as well as discover the parts that were painted on the bodies in the photographs. We are thus making up new beginnings and endings with which to play with and write new stories – something that the viewer will be able to do in the ‘feedback’ section of the exhibition.

Back of a naked man with writing on it - black and white image, all rights reserved

about Alice Pierre

Black and white portrait of writer-photographer Alice Pierre - all rights reserved

Alice is a Brighton-based writer-photographer from France. She graduated from Concordia University (Montréal, Québec) in 2018 with a BA in Western Society and Culture taught within the Liberal Arts College. She then completed a one-year diploma in Professional Photography before moving to Brighton, where she is currently finishing a Master in Creative Writing.
Her short stories have been published in L’Organe Magazine, Concordia University’s French student magazine, for which she used to work as an Editor. More of her stories, as well as her poetry, have been published in different anthologies by University of Brighton’s students. 
Inspired by authors such as Patti Smith, Virginie Despentes and Ernest Hemingway, Alice’s writing is also deeply influenced by the artists she grew up with, such as New Order, Ultravox and The Cure. Writing from experience, she finds the roots for her stories in her travels, from India to France, Cambodia to Canada, and England to Italy. These journeys into different cultures were at the origin of her passion for photography. With a particular interest in portraits, the human body, and its capacities, she has worked closely with dancers as well as musicians, and has recently been focusing on the facial expressions of various emotions and states of mind, as well as the connexion created between two bodies when put in front of the camera.

the models and assistants

Éloïse for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young woman in her undewear and writing painted on her body
Carmelita for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young woman in her underwear and writing on her body
Lucy for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young woman in her underwear with writing on her body

Eloïse

Carmelita

Lucy

Black and white portrait of Amber Eder
Black and white portrait of Joey Lee
Black and white portrait of Lauren Critchley

Amber
web design and 
videographer

Lauren
make up artist

Joey
narrator

the original team

Atanas for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young man, shirtless with writing on his body

Atanas

Elsa for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young woman with writing on her body

Elsa

Jeanne for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young woman with writing on her body

Jeanne

Toby for Write me a Novel - black and white portrait of a young shirtless man

Toby