Counting the Waves Sidonie Hadoux IVStore Review (0)
PRESENTED BY : Through the Lens Collective
|Medium||analogue photography, digital print, manual watercolour colourization|
Explorations is a series of photographs created in the post-industrialized region of Northern France where I was born and live. Through this work, I question capitalism and patriarchy as systems which exploit both lands and bodies. The persons I photograph explore lands that were severely damaged by industrial activities, pollution, war and more recently climate change. These explorations are not reconquests, but rather readaptation; reconciliations between the land and human beings.
Through capitalism and patriarchy, men are largely responsible for the destruction of nature. For this reason, I chose to photograph only women, to question our role and place - as other minorities-within this system. I work consciously with the concept of a female gaze, creating a world where persons are not posing, but active and busy- reconnecting with the elements around them...bodies moving and exploring without fear.
My work invites you to an immersive experience within the subjective notion of time, while asserting the constant connection between our outer and inner landscapes. Here, realities are twisted to evoke a state of questioning about the world we are living in: the nature of our current reality, and our choice to adapt, change, or escape.