April 15, 2013

Charlie Engman - Domestic Diorama

Know nothing much about this American photographer except his usual work is much fashion-like style than anything else but in this personal project, he provides a strong and original visual domestic landscape with male nude body part (his own?) incongruously invading the space. There's something of the visual violence of these dead corpses we have all seen in the concentration camps, pushed by diggers in ground pits. Maybe I see too much in these exercices-de-style but the viewer often participates to the semantics of a work. So I'm participating. There's also a translation of personal dereliction we feel when home is empty from anybody but us (even if sometimes there are two bodies in the image), and that we feel to hang on from place to place, useless. His site here .

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