Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Ava Silvery, ​performative photography, darkroom photography, ​périphérie I

périphérie I

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Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Ava Silvery, ​performative photography, darkroom photography, Veil – Self-Portraits in The Dark II

Veil – Self-Portraits in The Dark II

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Some Green Meadow

Shortly after Midnight
Nowhere in France
I cover myself in a plastic shell illuminated from inside.
There is a feeling of strangeness.
Hours seem to go by.
Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Ava Silvery, ​performative photography, darkroom photography, Listening II
 – Self-Portrait in The Middle of A Dark Field at Night – 60 Minutes

Listening II
 – Self-Portrait in The Middle of A Dark Field at Night – 60 Minutes

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I gaze into the distance.


I listen.

Absolute darkness at first until my eyes have adapted to the situation.

Previous nights have been restless, more uncertain.

It's just right after midnight.
I am exposing this photograph over about one hour from 0:10 am to 1:10 am.
This night feels like a warm body around mine – not like a cold black hole holding me back.

Overcome.

The tendency to keep ourselves apart from things we are afraid of
is not uncommon.
This form of distance is always part of my mind, part of who I am.
Angst continuously bothers me.
The experience I do not make
or the thing I do not touch is claiming space.
Paralyzes.

Creepy private situation. 

No physical wall limits the vast around me. 

There is wind instead – drawing frequencies, outlining space.

I record the sound for a few minutes. 
My left ear follows the air in real time.
On the right ear I listen to the recording.
Both tracks run parallel, are carrying different qualities.
Immediacy of reflection by the senses alone – without the compromising necessity of verbalization.
Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Ava Silvery, ​performative photography, darkroom photography, ​Simulant Part I

Simulant Part I

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Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Ava Silvery, ​performative photography, darkroom photography, ​Simulant Part II

Simulant Part II

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Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Ava Silvery, ​performative photography, darkroom photography, ​Simulant Part III

Simulant Part III

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