Wednesday, 29 June 2011

THIS is LIFE MODELLING - trio pose sculpture ( stories of body - own and triplicated )

The latest life modeling work for Hywel sculpture class -  a trio pose small scale statues in which I posed for -  3x sustained poses -  3h per session over 7 weeks -  giving the end result to these lovely small scale black wax statues set.

Really interesting to see the gesture of my own body outside my body, and to choreograph new form compositions with the 3 poses  - so many possibilities, so many meanings - I spent hours alone in the room, playing with the 3 mini me, observing, exploring views and angles and meanings, like playing in a stage.

In the end of the sequence, a little playing around with a improvised filter -  my hand -  liked the adjacent meaning in creating another story, a veil alike imagery added to the figures, not decisively covering, oculting, following or haunting the figures. Again, maybe perhaps a reflex of own psyche -  a soft, feminine, virginal haunting veil over the figure, which subtly takes, chases, haunt.

the other story

Sunday, 15 May 2011

THIS is FILM - Photography, Vanity and Identity

Photography, vanity and identity -  on going project on self portraits.

What happens when in front of the camera - like Barthes refer in his Lucida Camera - what is so fascinating in photography and in portraits especially, is  the many layers juxtaposed - and the non visual info it conveys, willingly or not, consciously or not - the beauty of the complexity of all these moments who merge when someone takes our portrait: in a fraction of second a voluntary or involuntary decision has to be made, before the shutter goes off: we are faced with the heavy responsibility of the attempt of how to present ourselves to others, the infinite, the forever ( as still, photography is seen as a potential media in which we have access to overcome our death and prolong beyond that our presence ).

The layers merge at the time of the shutter, more or less truthful, dyslexic, poetic or harsh, in a  assertive or clumsy way. The final image is always going to be a juxtaposition of:  who we are ( many times not without discontent ), who we would like to be, who we can be -  in the end always a personal image of true conveyed trough  a  more or less see trough curtain of lies, illusions, aspirations and fears.

The complexity of identity and validation, the torture of vanity, the timeless certainty  of photography.

Friday, 13 May 2011

THIS is CINEMA - my latest vision

Today I woke up with a vivid image of Mr. Cameron on a Marie Antoinette hairdo, saying : LET THEM EAT CAKE - well we would like to, very much.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

DIAS de LOUCURA - H-A-L-O + Gewächshaus ( Germany )

DIAS de LOUCURA - Red shaped body, ambivalent mind

Invaded by red the dress, infuriated picked up the lifeless body, and  making it its mouth itself spoke of shapes of a deeply, hopeless loss, ambivalent mind. The color led, the body followed and the mind stayed lifeless, watching from far away.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

THIS is FILM - Frozen, Broken, Exciting Berlin

Favorite shots of Berlin - my first dance trip of 2011

Here the shots -  full story at mindthepieces.

Snow revealing

Dog at drivers seat