“Closed contact” es una colaboración entre la pintora Jenny Saville y el fotógrafo de moda / cineasta, Glen Luchford. Una serie de obras que explora la desnudez del cuerpo femenino y las percepciones estereotipadas de su belleza. Esta serie podría ser percibida como marginal, dentro de los híbridos de arte y moda, aunque la estética única e inusual de sus sujetos crea un resultado potente y cautivador que atrae la atención del espectador. La figura representada en las obras es de Saville, que es conocida por sus trabajos de autorretrato. Este es el primer trabajo de colaboración para Saville, como artista trabaja generalmente en sus autorretratos utilizando un espejo. Saville se inspiró en la cirugía plástica y la forma en que se relaciona con la belleza y su capacidad para crearla. La forma en que distorsiona su cuerpo establece un paralelismo con la carne que está siendo cortada durante una intervención estética como la liposucción.
La capacidad de llevar el cuerpo común a una estructura amorfa, casi sin sentido, es conmovedora. El cuerpo aquí pareciera no tener una estructura que lo sostenga, y el ser humano queda expuesto de tal forma que se percibe como un bulto lleno de expresión, donde las diferentes tomas que ellos logran te hacen entrar en la fotografía y descubrir y sorprenderte.
ENG: Jenny Saville began to work on a new project with a photographer called Glen Luchford. Glen Luchford is a fashion photographer and he worked with Saville on something that is a total opposite to a beauty. Jenny Saville seen beauty in a different way, she didn’t see fake nose, eyes, mouth, hair or nails as a real beauty, but she seen someone normal as a real beauty. She thought, why would you go through so much pain when having a plastic surgery just to make yourself look like a stereotypical beauty. She would think of the idea of what beauty is and ask her self that question. She also thought to her self “what is normal?” What Jenny did was total opposite to what people would see on the magazines, billiards or TV. She was dealing with a body that was identify as “not perfect”. She worked with her own body to show how she feels about things that people do to make themselves look pretty and into an ideal beauty. Jenny Saville accepted her body the way it was and she loved it, because she loved her body, so will other people, because she wasn’t afraid to show it. In the photographs that she created she would show people what body really is, what it looks like. Jenny Saville thought carefully of the idea of plastic surgery and she wanted to create photographs that show people the feeling she feel when people have plastic surgery and what she feels about it. Saville was playing a big part in this project because she was being the model.
Glen Luchford was the photographer and they worked really well together considering that Luchford usually worked with a total opposite to what he has done with Saville. Saville, would model for Luchford by laying on top of a glass. Luchford was taking photographs from underneath the glass. When Saville would lay on top of the glass, her body would go into al sorts of shapes that wouldn’t be shown to the public as a natural beauty. That’s what she wanted to photographs, she wanted the public to see the difference between what she is making and what the fashion magazines show. She wanted the public to understand that body isn’t organised to be perfect.
texto: Rodrigo Campuzano