Hatufim

Inès de Bordas

 
 
 
 

Hatufim

Inès de Bordas

Hatufim is a series of eight photographic diptychs, each of which presents a portrait of a person, either composed from archival documents or taken in the artist’ studio, alongside a self-portrait by the artist. Whether archival images or recent works, the different portraits in the series were all carefully composed following the strict parameters commonly associated with deadpan passport or official identity photographs, showing a sitter facing the camera front-on with a neutral expression. The recurring image of the self-portrait has been subjected to the same manipulation eight times: Baczynsky (digitally) cut the eyes, and in some cases the eyebrows, of the facing portrait and pasted them onto his own.  His eyes never appear. Baczynsky spends many years researching and completing each new series of photographs. Hatufim, a project started in 2013, was completed in 2019 on the occasion of this exhibition of the same name at ALMA ZEVI in Venice.  

 

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PUBLISHER: co-published by Silence Editions and ALMA ZEVI
YEAR: 2019
NUMBER OF PAGES: 63
LANGUAGE: English/Italian
PRICE: 15 EUR