Background information"In 'Roxane II', Viviane SASSEN and her muse Roxane, continue writing their shared visual journal. The dynamic gallery of poses and moods touches notes at times sensual, at times tender. This is a mutual portrait, an exchange in which the artist’s and model’s individualities blur, leaving traces on each other.
As Maria Barnas writes in the poem introducing the images: 'When I take a glance at our selves I hold my breath and see us expand in colours and clouds bursting from a mouth. Are they yours or mine?'
ContentThe images in the photo volume 'Roxane II' by Viviane SASSEN are equally about the performances in front of and behind the camera: Her presence is perceived through her shadow and made tangible by scraps of paper that bear the imprint of her breasts." (© øodee, 2016)
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