DARK BEAUTY, A LOVE STORY

Proyecto Fotografía
2012

A photography exhibition. Images are generated from projections that are transposed onto an array of materials and textures, then photographed to form a new double layered image, thus reinforcing the symbolic content and the dramatic intention through fragmentation and overlap.

“For most people, the problem of love is fundamentally about being loved, and not about one's ability to love.”

Erich Fromm

The project explores the bodies of women that have offered themselves up entirely for the love of a partner. Sophisticated women who, in their striving for perfection, find themselves somewhere between alive and the inert; human and mannequin.

“The true contradiction of modern life does not take place, therefore, between the public and the private side of individual citizens but rather between their self-sufficiency and their dependency.”

Marina Garcés

CAST & CREATIVE · DOSSIER · PRESS



CAST & CREATIVE

Conception, direction and performer: Nuria Legarda / Photography: Javier Vega / Make-up: Mari Jo / Hairdressing: Lucho /

Acknowledgements:

loscorderos.sc and Antiga&Barbuda; Carlos Montosa, Mateu Pascual, Charlotte Chadwick

 

With the collaboration of:

 

PRESS ON DARK BEAUTY

Dark Beauty is a great example of how the artist uses photography to fix the system of symbols of any work. The spaces in which the action takes place constantly refer to abandoned aged places, architectures destroyed or half done, absolutely devastated spaces where the only thing that still persists is the protagonist’s body (also abandoned and mistreated). The protagonist is an anonymous woman, an individual who personifies the idea of the search for female perfection, while only knowing how to exist from a relationship of domination, of absolute subjugation and total abandon.” by Greta I. Galeana

 


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