The second part of the 2018 season featured two artists: Eliza Badoiu and Sylvestre Anasse. Both are into experimental photography, using either analogue or digital practice. They both build dreamlike images, disquieting and light.
I do photography alongside my practice as a painter, but I had never shown this work outside my workshop.
Since October 2009, I started to put them up on Flickr and to exhibit them in France and Denmark. I work with various cameras, both film-based and digital, and a scanner. I am not interested in technique. I love my cameras,
but they are only tools. I assemble, I glue, I mix media together, the way I’ve always done ever since I worked in my parents’ workshop. I don’t travel and I rarely step out of my studio.
The subjects of these photos belong to a collection of popular and ethnic objects. The people in the images are my friends and family.
“In the Gethsemane Garden”
This is an outdoor session self-shot on a family trip we had on a weekend. That is quite unusual for my imagery attempts because I mainly deal with indoors self-portraits. I used myself as the main subject which mainly becomes reduced to the idea of an illusion, being assimilated by the remoteness of the scenery itself.
It is a series of self-search, where the mind and the inner flow can’t just yet be put at ease. The head is always replaced either by the moon, a symbol that stands for femininity, either by a sphere, the circle, that encloses the splashing ideas of the inner mind itself.