Artist Statement

Le Désir

The series, “Le Désir,” follows also a photographic style reminiscent of the past and shows existentialist traces in a different way. Here I dance with a male doll and tutelary shadows evoking strong associations with the ‘death and the maiden’ motif. By donning a Marilyn Monroe-style wig, a very demonstrative form of eroticism is expressed, which is a quintessential feature of the media age starting in the 20th century (fashion magazines, advertising…). At the same time, eternal themes such as beauty, desire, loneliness, and death come to the surface, thus transcending mere feminist interpretations.