The work is based on my research of performative acts and photography. I state that with the movements during the act of photographing, as well as with the attitude towards the photographic material and the method of work (i.e. with performative acts) a creator enters certain elements in his or her work which bear an artistic value and represent an aesthetic experience. The carrier of the meaning is therefore not something that exists outside a photograph and is merely reproduced in it, but the form/scope of a photograph itself, the truth of which is revealed through the performative creative process.
Nokturno is a concretization of the ambiguity of photography – photography that has renounced both a demand to be a truthful imitation of an objective external reality, as well as a demand for the projection of a creator’s inner experience on the object of representation. With this project, I would like to encourage the viewers to think about their role in creating meaning through photography and particularly about the importance of the performative process in photography.
Limited Edition of 300 signed and numbered copies.
Size: 24,2 × 17,5 cm
Publisher: The Angry Bat, 2017