Figure (Spine), 2017
The photo series „Figure (Spine)“ got amongst others inspired by my research for my videowork „TRUE“. When I came across the caryatides (the female counterpart of the male figures carrying structures in architecture – the most famous ones are probably the ones of the Akropolis in Athens) I was intrigued immediately.
For me the caryatide embodies an image of a women who tackles something, is strong and is supporting. I found her erotic and emancipated at the same time.
Moreover through visits in different cities and many walks I had been thinking a lot about the “(un)/organic” quality of architecture, how it often seemed physical and almost “human” and sometimes very repulsing or unwelcoming.
So I was interested in merging human body and architectonic element to a performative sculpture suggesting one of the caryatids got alive and independent from her rigid surrounding structure.