saturday 17 december 2005

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Sam Taylor-Wood: 'Self Portrait Suspended VII' (2004)

"Clothed in pink panties and a grey tank top, Taylor-Wood's long blonde hair hangs beneath her, occluding her face. Her various poses lengthen and retract as if performing some sort of ritualistic movement. In one photograph her legs and arms dangle in the air, while in the next they have recoiled, curling into a fetal position. Having been hung from the ceiling by a bondage expert, Taylor-Wood then photographed herself and digitally removed the ropes from the image. (...) The images are pristine, portraying her as a sort of floating deity, rather than a mere mortal, uncomfortably hanging from the ceiling." (fnewsmagazine)

> Gezien en favoriet - de fotoserie Self Portrait Suspended van Sam Taylor-Wood in The Gravity in Art in De Appel in Amsterdam.



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