The Silent Music of the Body

photography
archival pigment prints, 60×90 cm
2010

 

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The Silent Music of the Body works around movement and its representation in photography. It is built upon the notion of a kinetic melody, the identifying flow present in every living being when in movement.

This work was inspired by neurologist Oliver Sacks’ story of a patient suffering from prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder resulting in the inability to recognize the faces of familiar people. “He could not recognize his students if they sat still, if they were merely ‘images,’ he might suddenly recognize them if they moved. ‘That’s Karl… I know his movements, his body-music.’”

 

DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, WEB PAGE PHOTO EDITOR CHRISTINE D’ANDRES