Transits

Ex-mured, Villefranche-sur-Mer 1
Transformation 25Transformation 23Transformation 18Transformation 17Transformation 16Transformation 15ResurrectionEx-mured, Villefranche-sur-Mer 1Ex-mured, Villefranche-sur-Mer 3Ex-mured, Nice 3Ex-mured, EzeEx-mured, Antib 1Ex-mured, Nice 4Ex-mured, Antib 2Ex-mured, Nice, night

 

Transits

2013-2014

digital photography, body movement, exposure: 5-30 sec, neutral density filter x10, camera zoom and tilt

 

 

“Transits" are performative sequences, which concept the imaginary space in the photo surface by body movements in the frame. By free and improvised interaction with the camera, using long exposure as a precondition for visible movement in the photos, I try to find physical expression of changes and transformations available in the camera space and time.

The series are inspired by a family story. At the age of 28 my father visited Cote d'Azure as an engineer of the ocean ship SS Ocean Monarch - Varna. At the same age I was participating in the 7th Jeux de la Francophonie taking place at Nice, France. My residence project was visiting the same ports, which my father visited, immuring and ex-muring myself inside the walls, in attempt to experience the strength of unconscious spaces and its reality that comes as if being inherited by blood.

The photos are taken at sunset or sunrise at places of transition - historical harbors and ports in Southern France, in front of the walls, within the doors, beneath arches, windows or piers.