What interest me in this work were the exchanges that occurred between the
protagonists and their picture taken as well as the palpable tension. I
say palpable tension since the instructions where to remain in their own
reflection.The theme of
their reflection was given in advance and individually. They could not speak but
where allowed to move, only slowly and without touching each other. At that point
this the camera entered their intimates spaces. Being able to build a picture, a fake
image with true emotions with people who don’t play, take, and enables to elaborate
narration fragments without beginning or ending. Achieving the right equilibrium
between the group and the individual, which aspect does nonetheless to prevail?
This work deals with the construction of an image and a portrait. I was inspired by
James Coleman and by looking more closely the pictorial style of a group, mainly in
Holland around the seventeenth century.