Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Complete 'Twenty Days of Being Silent'

'Twenty Days of Being Silent' is an essentially unautobiographic series of self-portraits, shot in the course of 20 days during which I abstained from speaking. Originally conceived as a somewhat formal exercise in style, the images ended up recording a self-subversive experiment with a lost sense of identity. The body, deprived of other ways of communication than making itself visible, over-reliant on gesture and expression and permanently aware of its forced muteness, becomes the scene for an experience that is at the same time mental and organic. The staged, thoroughly constructed look of the final photographs becomes an anti-statement, in a rather Brechtian "here-I-stand-no-implications-made" manner.

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