"In China nudity will cause problems sooner or later. I knew it would happen. In my country, being an artist is considered to be something negative. That's why I don't call myself an artist. I simply take pictures"
|Tears of timeless reunion|
|Tears of change|
|Tears of ending and beginning|
|Tears of grief|
"The random compositions I find in magnified tears often evoke a sense of place, like aerial views of emotional terrain. Although the empirical nature of tears is a chemistry of water, proteins, minerals, hormones, antibodies and enzymes, the topography of tears is a momentary landscape, transient as the fingerprint of someone in a dream. This series is like an ephemeral atlas."
"Being born as an identical twin often raise questions about identity and intimacy. Most people search for a life-partner to share their life with and a big part of our identity is built around this condition. As we are confronted with the radically unique and viscerally embodied relationship of Mady and Monette, we are faced with feelings of fascination but also with distrust. This project operates in this borderland. As we enter the game orchestrated by the sisters, this series attempts to play with notions of identity as we ask ourselves the question “is that the same person twice?”."
[...] Chock-full of references to art history and music, these works elicit pleasure partly because they force the viewer to reconsider the notion that fashion and design are somehow frivolous and stupid compared to more ‘serious’ disciplines – light rather than heavy, as Jean Baudrillard might say. To Reid, the two aren’t mutually exclusive; they’re dialectically dependent. A dress isn’t merely a dress, but something more. In the end, everything, from writing to revolution, comes down to looks. [...]
“Instantly, their lives were physically and emotionally shattered and changed. In a society obsessed with beauty and youth, their ravaged bodies confront the viewer’s own notions of immortality. How one deals with traumatic experience in terms of chosen body language, clothing and environment is part of the enigma presented here.”