The Silent Dialogue


Self-portraits, 2014 - 2017


I am a room with no view.
Sometimes I enter to drill new holes and caves.
Instead of growing, the space shrinks.
My hands are tender hammers.

The labyrinth leads here, all roots grow into me.

My tongue confuses hospitable with hostile when I do not pay attention.


From 2014 to 2017 I have documented my body impulsively and in fragments while fighting against depression and emotionally unstable personality disorder. Switching between documentation and conceptually staged shots, the camera follows a process of healing from an intimate perspective and enables the viewer to inhabit a new perspective on femininity and self-experience connected to mental illness. The Silent Dialogue merges the physical representation of both body and illness with symbols and metaphors in order to communicate an unseen inner space. Through the lens the subject merges with the observer, giving an objective, yet individual access to an intrinsic perception. The images function as a dialogue between conscious and subconscious, between ego and illness, unlocking an intermediate and dynamic space in form of a visual poem.