The series from which these photos are taken is rooted in my experience of depersonalization. It’s a disorder that affects my ability to form a constant ‘self’. Marked by the regular disconnection with my body, losing my feelings and boundaries, I got used to imagine the perception of the surrounding livings. Projecting myself in animals, plants or objects.
The first sentence from Ovid’s Metamorphoses resonated with my experience.
“I want to say the forms turned into new bodies”
It suggests that forms came before bodies, being at the same time their origin and their mutations.
In Western philosophy we have done everything to distinguish human from animal, nature from culture, to the point that we thought we were outside of the sphere of the living things. Based on this observation, I attempted to explore the relationships between human and non-human beings without going through a prism of utility or servitude, looking instead for the common shapes that go through us, trying to redefine what otherness, individuality and plurality can mean when the bodies limits are challenged.
Born in 1994 in France, Chloé Milos Azzopardi graduated in fine arts. They work between Paris and Catalunya on long term projects mixing installation, photography and edition. In their practice they are interested in many subjects such as astrophysics, epigenetics or the deconstruction of gender… Their approach to photography and science is experimental.
Their work has been shown in Shanghai, Arles and Barcelona and published in several magazines. In April they’ll be part of the “Connections” exhibition, organized by the Photographic Exploration Project at the KlanGalerie in Berlin.