2022 – ongoing
At first glance, nudity may seem inappropriate in contrast to costume and folk culture. However, this has not always been the case. The presence of the naked body has always belonged to folk, village culture, used in ritual and ceremonial celebrations. The design of the costumes themselves has also always awakened and encouraged all sorts of fantasies. Folk culture generally brings spiritual and sexual awakening and celebrates fertility. Moreover, traditional costume has a special power to give women and men self-confidence and improve their relationship with their own bodies and sexuality.
The Unspoken Things photographic series is therefore inspired by ethnographic texts that deal with the body as a cultural phenomenon. The photographs also draw on the ritual and symbolic meanings of fertility and sexuality that were and are found in folk culture and reflected in the folk costumes.