Performers is an archive collating analogue photography portraits of artists using live actions in their practice.
My aim is not to document art actions, but to capture the personalities that are behind those actions.
Usually I take the portrait right after the performance with the purpose of retaining the energy that a live presentation imbues in the artist.
Moreover, I aim to situate the figure in a specific setting or against a relevant background.
In this way, additional meanings come across, suggesting associations between the corporeal expression and the intensity of the surrounding space.
Working on the project since 2010, the Performers archive includes around 250 different artists today.
This publication shows a selection of 58 portraits, accompanied by quotes of some of the artists,
presenting their thoughts on the relation between performance art and photography.
The publication was produced in collaboration with the curator Pia Hovi-Assad of Pori Art Museum in Finland.
Published by: Pori Art Museum Publications 121
Extent: 72 pages
Size: 21,5 x 21,5 cm
Format: Soft cover
Illustrations: 58 photos