Delphine DialloSHIVA, 2021
Shiva Series / the path of awarenessWe are here now to experience the most transformative time of the beginning of the century. Our virtual connection allow us to share unlimited knowledge, connection with the most diverse community worldwide. Our differences will start to blend in a conscious awakening of our common interest for changing our behaviors for the better....seeing the truth will involve dealing with a deep pain resurfacing our ancestors struggle, injustice based on race and culture. We can’t ignore anymore that if we had a chance to have a good education, we are creating our own reality and the feeling for a sense of responsibility is growing stronger to finally changing the narrative. The war is inside of us... liberation of our own fear and conditioning will help us to heal together.
We are not our body or sensory perception.
They are only experiences for the True Self which is simply awareness - A State of Being aware.
Everything in all existence is consciousness, the same consciousness in different states of awareness.
ABOUT DELPHINE DIALLO
Brooklyn-based and French-Senegalese photographer, Delphine Diallo explores evolving themes of femininity through the captured emotions of her subjects, in return telling their powerful stories. From the process to the final image, Delphine Diallo's portraiture is all about connection and exchange.
Diallo's photographic career took off in 2008 when she met Peter Beard, who, impressed by her spontaneity and creativity, invited her to collaborate for the Pirelli Calendar photo shoot in Botswana. The trip had a profound effect on Diallo; it prompted her to travel to her father's home city in Senegal to explore her roots, and, pursue her own vision as an artist.
Today her work is known around the world for her unique take on art and activism. Her diverse practice spans across mediums such as digital, analogue, collage illustrations and printing.
Photo credit: Delphine Diallo © Haruka Sakaguchi
Expression and Inscription of the shared experience: modeling of the Time by the prolongation of the image.
In this pictorial work, the artist explores the expression of time through the image of our own inscription of it, testimony of our experience. For this the artist brings to light, by the extension of the image between the photography and the frame, the expression of the present moment.
This moment, taking shape in the photograph and lasting in the frame by the impression, is the reflection of the inscription of the emotion which it provoked in us. Through the extension of the image by the frame, the artist contrasts by the abstract and colorful character, the passage of the lived moment to the memory that one keeps of it.
The photography in the center explores the objective present of the moment lived by the attitude and the look, expression of the emotion shared between the model and the photographer.
The frame embodies the subjective present through the self-inscription of the moment lived, the way we close our eyes and that persists in the dark, the movement of shapes and colors that come together at the end of the lived experience.
The artist thus tries to share with the viewer the image expression of the inscription of the emotion aroused, an extension of the capture of the present moment.
ABOUT NAMSA LEUBA
Swiss-Guinean photographer Namsa Leuba, who divides her time between Switzerland and French Polynesia. Since graduating from the Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) in 2010, Leuba has developed an approach that mixes elements of documentary photography with the rich staging of fashion shoots. The result is something she calls "docu-fiction." She aims to reflect, through fiction, realities made invisible when viewed through a Western colonial lens.
Through use of elaborate staging, Leuba avoids the rawness typical of documentary photography. Instead, she said her positive, glamorous approach allows eclectic stories to shine, including histories of homelessness and conflict, along with journeys of acceptance from families and culture.
BRIDGING GREY SERIES
Annina RoescheisenBRIDGING GREY 1, 2019
Bridging Grey is a performance piece by Annina Roescheisen presented as a site-specific video and photography installation. Choreographed and executed by Roescheisen.
The Bridging Grey series is composed of the eight-part video work as well as a selection of 9 photographs from the video piece. 3 of those photographs will make their European debut at the Photo London Art Fair.
“We often understand the rainbow as a harmony, composed of complementary colors, each retaining its individual unity. Rarely do we conceive of the duality within each color. In my work, I question the stability of these components – while the form of color remains the same, our perception of it is dynamic, and so is its effect on our emotions. Is white always good, is it always bad?
What if this changes, as the consequence, and the cause, of us changing?”
— Annina Roescheisen
ABOUT ANNINA ROESHEISEN
Annina Roescheisen (b. 1982, Rosenheim, Germany) is a multimedia fine artist living and working in New York and Munich. In her work, which ranges from video, drawing, and painting to installation and performance art, Roescheisen engages and nurtures investigations on a shared human, and spiritual, condition.
Building on the impact and symbolism of color in its ability to evoke human emotions, she addresses themes ranging from the self & the other, the inner & outer world, the visible & the invisible, dream & reality, while consistently suggesting shifts in perspective. Drawn to how the human body interacts with and reacts to its sensitive environment – colors, textures, and sounds – she places physicality at the root of her creative process.
Her body becomes an inherent part of the artwork, both object and subject of it, whether performative or materialized. Exploring the imperceptible, she exposes the invisible, the intangible, and the inaudible’s transient yet boundless influence over our physical and emotional selves.