Abandonment

    2010

    Abandoning the body is a spiritual experience. The body retains an imprint of ecstasy and fulfillment, sometimes even of suffering, at the border of consciousness and nonconsciousness.

    Chiaroscuro is a method of increasing the dramatic tension, of freezing the attitude of a precise moment. In Caravaggio’s pieces, the chiaroscuro technique has a symbolic meaning: the soil is sunk into the darkness, and the light brings out the divine intrusion. In photography, the chiaroscuro not only allows me to evoke the dialectic between fullness and emptiness, but also to create a feeling of presence / absence, and to emphasise a beat between apparition / disappearing.