This photography was taken when Samuel Yal was at a residency at Le Fresnoy (France), a cultural institute for image.
He used his sculpture "Autoportrait 9CH" that he staged in his mouth, bellybutton and palm. Three photographies were shot during this residency. "Autoportrait 9CH - Paume" is one of them. It's n°1/12, printed at Le Fresnoy, on paper and mounted on aluminum.
"Autoportrait 9CH" is a reduced self-portrait, alluding to homeopathy. A little portion of the self to immune the artist against his ego.
About Samuel Yal
French, b. 1982, Annecy, France, based in Saint-Cloud, France