__________________________________PATRICIA REINHART

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THE SELF PORTRAITS / PORTRAITS TO QUESTIONS OF FEMININITY

As a woman, after the storm, I lay down my arms. I don’t want to fight anymore or to act like a man. I would love to go to the garden, as a woman.




 

Work in progress, Chromogenic Prints, sizes variabel, Photomaton Paris, 2001/2002/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020
Pont Marie, Pont Neuf, St. Paul, Hôtel de Ville, Sully Morland, Arts et Métiers, Poissonnière, Cardinal Lemoine, Cité, Porte des Lilas, Châtelet, St. Michel, Porte de Vincennes, Ècole Militaire

The self-portrait series entitled THE SELF PORTRAITS / PORTRAITS TO QUESTIONS OF FEMININITY employed the Photomaton booth in the Parisian subway stations as a platform to perform different identities as a woman. This series begun 2001, when Patricia Reinhart first moved to Paris and it is an on going project.

The photographic double portraits reflect an intimate sensibility and implicit symbolism, and function as indexes of the emancipatory gesture performed in these Photomaton booths. The various gestures and poses portrayed in the self-portraits explore female identity, confronting and critiquing the insidious and naturalized ideologies about women, and experiences women go through subconsciously to comply with the stereotypes that are dictated and perpetuated by the society.

 

 

 

 


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