Underneath the concrete surface of reality and photography lies a metaphor. It drives the reading of a photograph, which is implicitly unfixed. In the process of interpreting an image, it becomes a channel for fictitious associations. Identities are enacted representations, reality loses linearity. The resulting abundance of meanings creates space for intimate contemplation and allows to establish subjective correspondences between images. The audience's projections intermingle with the photographer's intentions, as well as those of the subject. A photograph is an effect of transference of powers.The series is concerned with female identity and its performative character. I contrast portraits with subjective representations of the immediate reality. Both work together to encourage a discourse with photography's limited capabilities of preserving what's in front of the camera.
Katarzyna Branicka • Hayley Burnett • Mat Hay • Pierre Lequeux • Sarah Jayne Merrett • Ania Mokrzycka • Jagoda Wisniewska •