Self-portraits have always been a powerful representation of the individual's inner life. They also operate as a twisted mirror of certain cultural practices. Speaking of photography - posing in front of a camera means to be caught in a moment in the flow, which is often rejected for the concern of looking unnatural. Self portraits are, in other terms, a political act where the reification of the body combines with the proof that someone was inside a specific frame of time and space. They stand out as an outrageous and upstream performance: some sort of osmosis between the public and the private sphere.
"Don't send it back again" is a mosaic of self-portraits. To a limited extent, being the author, I demand the pictures to be heterogeneous and varied as diverse are the circumstances they originated from.
Rather than a research project, the present series is a collection of fragments sharing the same approach: the acceptance of cultural inheritance and the detachment from the given moment.
(2016-2017)
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