Scars, burns, tattoos, mutilations, scarification, or Rorschach inkblots tests… Polaroid chemical accidents brand Emmanuelle as if fermentating her spirit.
Obtained through breaks, bends, bites, tears, Emmanuelle creates controlled accidents through obsessed precision, so that these stains mark her body, complete it, extend it, draw it.
Born in the fashion world, stripping herself bare is for Emmanuelle an essential act to ride herself of all possible interferance that could cloud her inate emotions. Emmanuelle uses the chemical interventions on the Polaroid to form a second skin, her second skin, a skin that tells her story, her life’s story.
Herein lies a poetic suffering but also a desire to aestheticize femininity in a soft and sensual way.
5 June 2023