Galería Moises Pérez de Álveniz presenting Phil Collins at #LOOP14

LOOP Barcelona
May 28, 2014 4:05PM

PHIL COLLINS Real society
2002-2014 40 Slide images, Looped

 In 2002 Collins was invited by D.A.E (Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak) to San Sebastián to participate in the site-specific programme Front Line Compilation, the result of which was the project real society (2002). Inspired by the city, he organised a photo session for anyone interested in posing for him in a suite of the iconic Maria Cristina Hotel. The session was announced through the local media, creating an open platform for a society of those who were willing to undress in front of a stranger with a camera. The resulting pictures capture intimate moments between the photographer and the subjects, conveying the generosity of the models in doing something so private and intense, and a kind of intimacy which, paradoxically, becomes public.

Currently, real society is presented as a slide projection in order to highlight, on the one hand, the narrative structure of the work, and, on the other, the affective qualities of this particular medium, which create an atmosphere of intimacy unfolding in front of the viewer as each new image is unveiled.

Phil Collins (1970, UK) is a visual artist based in Berlin and Cologne.

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