Haus am Strand, 2020

In the summer of 2020, Marie Godt and Nolwenn Le Flanchec travelled to Langeoog, an east Frisian island in northwest Germany inhabited by 1,817 people. While some might imagine life on such a small island as a romantic, transfigured soap opera, Le Flanchec and Godt show proud, sublime, absolutely fierce and impassioned women of all ages. Marie Godt’s maternal family has been anchored here for generations and some of these women lent themselves to this series of photographs: Her grandmother, her aunt, her cousin’s twins, her sister and her friends. The result was a fusion of documentary and staged photography- showing carefully constructed images on the one hand and beautiful coincidences on the other. Always focusing on identity, location and the female perspective…