March 27, 2011
Bord Airline - Various
Under this "jeu-de-mot" for borderline, is a French artist called Agathe (X for the name) who proposes a strong picturemagerie playing with our fears and our self-destructive pulsions (I once was tempted to put my hot iron on my face). There's a dynamics in these shots that makes them quite violent although the photographer (she's her own model) doesn't try to make us think that there's something painful or realistic in them. More than that, there's a sense of derision since most of the self-killing instruments are not appropriate suicide tools. You can find her site (shared with another photographer) here and her deviantArt gallery there. Hope she won't ask to remove this post. I become a little paranoiac these days.