Requiem for Francesca Woodman
My initial addiction to Surreal photography eventually led me to know photographer Francesca woodman right after Ralph gibson
At the first moment when I saw her surreal pictures featuring either herself naked or blurred . I was shocked by her talented insight and instinct for surrealism.
Unfortunately however , her whole self portrait works seemed to suggest her death
In 1981 at her age of 22 ,
Woodman died by fatal suicide, jumping out of a loft window of a building
What drove her make a drastic choice , suicide ?
That is the very fact that Only God and she knew .
My project the requiem is hommage to her own works and pray for her soul as well.
Based upon more than 10 selections of her works , the scenario was embodied with profound psychological study and virtualization of her surreal world and misfortune `story
“Being posessed into her surreal images” is the key word to depict my project
by way of reconstruction virtual space with wooden doll equivalent simulacre to her and
by way of reinterpretation from myself being possessed into her as well
< Behind story >
What makes me wooden doll as simulacre to her ?
At initial stage of my project , I spent much of time to decide the symbol as simulacre to her .
But at one day , Her name “Woodman” strongly strucked and associated me with “Man made of wood “