Performative Self-Portraits | Monochrome Rooms

Attempts to grasp my Self and time, from 2012 until 2014.

Everything is photographed on film and processed in the darkroom, a central and constant physical reflection point in my work.
The negatives of some of this work have been accidentally destroyed by cleaning staff in the exhibition venue.

​Self Portrait in The Corner of A Dark Room – 32 Minutes, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, ava silvery, performative photography, fine art photography, female artists, artist blog, performance art, swiss artist, swiss photographer

Self Portrait in The Corner of A Dark Room – 32 Minutes
2013

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In darkness I stand for about half an hour,

clinging to the corner of an almost empty room.

I listen to a playlist of 32 minutes over headphones.
The only source of light is my laptop display.

My thighs are hanging in the corner
that is providing hold to my sleepy body.
The music is becoming more and more intense and transforms into a threat supported by the surrounding cold of the room behind my back. 

I decide to leave the pictured frame after about five songs for two or three minutes and to take a rest next to the camera which is still photographing. 
For the last few minutes I re-arrange myself into the corner again.

The unplanned interruption is not visible in the resulting image due to the length of exposure time.

The more actual time a photograph contains, the more it is hiding just in front of us.
35 Minutes Reciprocity, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, ava silvery, performative photography, fine art photography, female artists, artist blog, performance art, swiss artist, swiss photographer

35 Minutes Reciprocity
2013

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Ich sitze auf einem breiten Stuhl in einem kargen Fotostudio vor einer unbenutzten Leinwand.

Ein 35-minütiger pausenloser Blick in die Kamera hinein lässt meinen Körper über die Dauer erstarren.
Ich wende meinen Blick nie von meinem still und doch gnadenlos beobachtenden Gegenüber, dem Fotoapparat, ab.
Während meine Füße ertauben und daher auch nach einer derartig langen Belichtungszeit
noch scharf auf dem Schwarz-Weiß-Film zu erkennen sind,
schlagen sich Herzfrequenz, Atmung und zitternde Angespanntheit meines
Körpers als verschwommenere Silhouette im entstandenen Bild nieder.
18 Minutes Insight Off – Valerian's Studio, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, ava silvery, performative photography, fine art photography, female artists, artist blog, performance art, swiss artist, swiss photographer

18 Minutes Insight Off – Valerian's Studio
2013

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Go Four, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, ava silvery, performative photography, fine art photography, female artists, artist blog, performance art, swiss artist, swiss photographer

Go Four
2013

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44 Minutes With Falcon – Airport Feeling Collapse, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, ava silvery, performative photography, fine art photography, female artists, artist blog, performance art, swiss artist, swiss photographer

44 Minutes With Falcon – Airport Feeling Collapse

2014

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