Left, left, left, stop.
Right. Left, left, left

Touch my heart. Touch my star.

„I look at you and I fantasize
You’re mine tonight
Now I’ve got you in my sight
With these hungry eyes
One look at you and I can’t disguise
I’ve got hungry eyes
I feel the magic between you and I
Now did I take you by surprise?
With my hungry eyes
With my hungry eyes.“

-- Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen. Lyrics by Franke Previte and DeNicola. 1987

“The body was apprehended as a sensual body, actively looking for sensuous satisfaction, pleasure, and sexuality. Such search for sensuous satisfaction gave way to the sexualization of the body: the body could and should evoke sexuality and eroticism, arouse it in another, and express it. The construction of eroticized female bodies, across all social classes, was thus one of the most formidable cultural accomplishments of early twentieth-century consumer culture.”

-- Eva Illouz, Why Love Hurts. A Sociological Explanation. 2011

Materials whose consistency is inherent in their own physical form, such as alien slime and clay, but also foam, metal and mirrors, became the starting point of visual experimentation by means of photographic staging. The editing of the resulting photographs in the format of a publication allowed a real cinematic handling of the image worlds: sensual, sexualized, corporeal, but also restless, absorbing, lonely.
In an analogue process, Jana Hofmann overprints selected pages with the copier, spraying occasionally with black and silver paint.

Tutor: Manon Wertenbroek