BODY PRESENCE IDENTITY
The work discusses the relationship I have with my body as physical complex matter related to the construction of my identity.
I started this project studying my body through photographic record. I made it by taking into consideration the language of Photography, working with the shape of the human body through the B&W (Black and White) technique, using digital and analog cameras.
I also felt the necessity to participate more within the process of creating the image, this meant leaving my own mark on the image and creating a unique piece of it. A way to do this was working on the physical materiality of the picture, using parts of my body to develop large photograms of my fingerprints. As my body touched the paper, it revealed the fingerprints underneath. My body became part of my work, its presence and movement filled the space constructing the photographs. This process reveals my identity related to the way I interpret this physical complex matter.
Traditionally photographs do not emphasize shapes and contours in the same way I am proposing here. In my work I use my own body to leave a mark on the photographic paper, just as a fingerprint appears on an identification document.. Because I use my body at the points of contact, the three dimensional space is reduced into a bi-dimensional picture that gives different views of the body parts.
My name is Patricia Amorim, I am a Visual Artist graduated at the University Center of Fine Arts of São Paulo, Master of Arts (The University of Northampton's School of Arts). Experience abroad, more specifically in London, several courses and seminars in the area of photography and arts.