. • Mazzucchelli, Cristiana & Fraipont, Edouard. PHOTOGRAPH OF NOUMENON / 1999

Life, as another comment on some thing else that is unreachable, and that is there within reach of that leap that we do not take.
Life, a ballet on a hisorical theme, a story from real-life, a fact-as-lived over a fact from reality.

Julio Cortazar, Rayuella (1968)

By creating phtographic images, the work seeks a new configuration in the representation of desires, feelings, anxieties, ideals: internal reality – a mental process including thoughts, spirituality, conceptions and imagination.The photographic image interrogates its own ability to document and create, moving away from its iconicty (resemblance to to the real) in an attempt to offer the chance of a new memory of an intangible, but intelligible world, of the unachieved but desired consequences of utopia and anguish.

The camera appears to be a recorder with its own capabilities.
Photographic film witnesses the indication of the presence of a body in front of it and the gesture expanded in space and time through the mediation of physical and chemical processes.The body, therefore, becomes fields of living colors and blocked colors, structures of light and mass in the reaffirmation of photographic processes.Light re-creates amid the encouter between the subjet and the technical apparatus, in front of it. The creative process is completed in the resolution of the latent image, in the link action and chance.

Construction starts from the self, from personal experience, that is to say, from the body itself or from neighboring structures and bodies that suggest intimacy, but tend to discourage a voyeuristic approach.The subject/object is photographed not as an identifiable model, in its own individuality, but as presence, in search of an essential abstraction that creates plural characters.The image seek a fluid reading yielded for emotion, imagination and memory of those who see them.

In Being an Angel 1 and Being an Angel 2, the image reflects the desire to make the body into a representation of a spiritual being, the mediator between man and idealization itself in order to attain the supreme impulses: eternity, freedom and power.
Photgraphy facilitates a transformation, although fictious of a real body into the virtual image of an angel.As false witness, as creative asset, the photgraphic process does not lie through being unwilling to speak the truth; it simply suggests.Being an Angel 1, shows a body wrapped in lines of blue light in a movement of beating wings, vainly attempting to take flight, a mere representation in which transformation is incomplete, limited by the picture and by the static self at the center.Being an Angel 2, is the counterpart as it returns its carnality to the red-hot body.This body seems to be rising, undressing, and glowing with desire to become a spiritual being, without losing the body and its pleasures, in the supreme ecstasy of being a god without ceasing to be an individual.

Cristiana Mazzucchelli & Edouard Fraipont