PROJECT Don't fall in love with me or I will make a scene
Relationships around me are loose. Everything appears temporal and we are afraid to commit ourselves to each other. The less investment we put in others, the easier it is to stay independent. I researched the disconnection we have with each other by staging imaginary scenes in a strictly framed space visualizing the lines between hiding and showing, real and false, theatre and life. I feel the world around me becomes like a big construction of a theatre play, a stage where we act as mere players in a momentary stage of our lives. Relationships follow similar plot twists as in a theatre play. The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman suggests: “We take it, we use it and then we throw it away, we change it for a new one. We consume it. We consume love.”
THESIS The Act of Constructing
“The Act of Constructing” is a study of the Epic Theatre theories and techniques and their adaption to staged photography. The concept of the theatre theoretic Bertolt Brecht focuses on making the audience think critically on the external social order without falling into a catharsis of emotions. Can these theories be applied to stage photography and through its methods get the spectator to look harder and think more deeply? What kind of techniques can be used to remind the spectator about the constructed nature of a photograph?