Silent Figures explores the private life of couples, through their often silent or unvoiced dynamics. The desire to share, the need to be in a couple, and, the sense of estrangement and of deep solitude that can simultaneously ensue. The "home" is where people fell relaxed and safe, where they find their own sense of self, without wearing a mask or need to perform a certain "persona". However, there is a tension between how one might act and be when entirely alone, compared to the shared self. The project is made by working with real couples, merging their reality with staged scenes as a photographic performance of identity.
Francesco Catania • Zong Jhan Li • Carly Marson • Nigel Maynard • Arun Misra • Cheryl Newman • Sarah Peters • Henry Rice • Elinor Rowley • Beckie Smith • Rachel Wallace •