Silky Imaginaries (2018)
Silky Imaginaries, 2018. Marseille, digital photographs, silk, model. The series started out of my skepticism for CGI's obsession with fluids. The piece of silk is imprinted with a digitally designed camo pattern. The images were made to suggest the repeatability of processes such as mimesis and adaptability; and their aesthetic and formal outcomes. The Orang Collective were at the time producing a show on The Odyssey in London and chose one of the images to illustrate their character of Circe. The goddess, daughter of Helios, was skilled in the magic of transmutation and illusion. It also reminds me of the Ninfa Fluida figure developed by historian Aby Warburg.
A version covering and entrapping everyday objects was made for the cover of my brother's first album. The album title "Nature Morte" refers both to its literal sense of Dead Nature and in its more common sense of Still Life.