maria teresa gavazzi :
performance :
Faces :  10
PERFORMATIVE PORTRAITS @ ArtVerona for Cuntemporary, Archivio Queer Italia, curated by Giulia Casalini.

Stretching a pair of tights over my subjects’ faces and painting features onto them: eyebrows, eyes and mouth, I then photograph the results. The completed portraits, look somehow inquisitive and vulnerable. Under the painted schematic visage, perceptions are questioned, genders blurred and the image, somewhere between a painting and photograph, becomes poetic.

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