“Together” 2018 - ongoing series.
Anne-Sophie Guillet suggests with her “Together” series that we change our attitude and perception on various relationships types including love, sexual, friendships and with ourselves. The social injunction imposes itself as an established norm with its heteronormative codes in our lives and in our relationships with others. Today, each individual creates their own model in order to find the best way that resonates with their soul. The people that agreed to pose for the series live their relationships outside of the heteronormative and romantic love pattern that society prevails.
Sentimental exclusivity and romantic love are valued components in our society. How would it be possible to redefine the contours of love relationship ? How could we question the sentimental norm or stop to project our believes on others ? Relationships shouldn’t be put in competition nor prioritised, they should co-exist.
The resulting image can be staged or caught on the moment. The portraits translate a form of complicity between the models and it interrogates its reading out of the romantic love norm. These people live out of the traditional norms like possessiveness as a sign of love, exclusivity in love relationship, gender binary, romantic love which are perceived as the only valued and possibility in our traditional society. Each individual in the series create their own reference system which includes transparency, autonomy, compersion, empowerment, or to simply let them live as as they wish.