I have just glued my ear to the door and looked through a keyhole.
I am alone…but then, all of a sudden, I hear footsteps in the hall. Someone is looking at me!
What does it mean?
J. P. Sartre, Being and Nothingness
Silent Figures explores the private life of couples, through their often silent or unvoiced dynamics.
The ‘home’ is where people often feel relaxed and safe, where they find their own dimensions, without wearing a mask or needing to perform a certain “persona”, consciously or unconsciously. However, within the couple, there is a tension between how one might act and be when entirely alone with their individual selves, compared to the shared self that may still perform roles or compromise on their identity. This project, therefore, aims to depict this solitude of the self within a couple, opposed to depicting the shared self of the lover’s discourse.
The project is made by working with real couples, merging their reality with staged scenes as a photographic performance of identity.