GERSHON KREIMER

Artist Statement


No  foreground, middle-ground, or background; eliminating any distraction from  the textual aspect of the body. The body is the text and the weapon.


To use the language of photography as little as possible, only its most basic formalities. 

 

Nothing must lack poverty.

To incite an archaic and animalistic identity in the body (a temporary revival of the primitive past) by use of automatism: Through forgetfulness of itself, the body expresses a general truth.


Process:

To provoke a state of catharsis in the subject in the truest Dionysian sense. Using certain themes through spontaneous combination of words and intonations, to  bring out the irrationality of the subject as in a joyful and defiant dance.


Ad usum Delphini:

When the body-text is hidden by geometry; it assumes the function of text as well as a protection of the  virginal sensibilities of the viewer. The full expressive nature  of  the body is made apparent and enhanced by the elimination of the subject's identity. The geometric shape and the choice of color should be a simple as possible in order to accentuate the hidden.


Everything framed by a strictly formal presentation.

Automatism: No intentions; no thoughts. Once truth is found and hidden, it becomes a mysterious event.


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