Have you ever wondered what your gut feeling looks like?
With the analogue double exposure technique in mind, I wanted to create a connection between abstract ideas and concrete images.
‘The plan was to show the inner (gut) feelings of my participants as double expo- sures on their bodies’ he states.
In his portrait series ‘GUT’, Peirens interviewed willing subjects about their gut feel- ing, and then tried to shape these strange emotions into images, projected back as analogue double exposures onto the ‘gut area’ of the rightful owners. The interviews were translated into poems by Charlotte Gruber to add insights into how our emotions, while rationalized, always exceeds closure.