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Hunger 12

2019

Signed

From the series Hunger

1

Size

80 x 120 cm
31.50 x 47 in

Reference

4d437a3a

Year

2019

Medium

Photography

Bertok deals with the transience of the human body also in his latest series of works, this time, however, from a slightly different perspective. He introduces us to a tortured and exhausted, weary body, bearing the consequences of extreme physical and psychological experience of giving up food. Again, Bertok does not question the personal, psychological, or social motives and circumstances that brought the subject of his depiction into such a state.

The artist compares the experience of anorexia with other borderline experiences, be it the so-called SM practices or the survival in the extreme conditions of concentration camps, which he has dealt with in his former projects and photographic series. Thus, the purpose of the project is not to “photodocument” the phenomenon of a disorder or disease, but rather to question the very nature of our physicality, our relationship to the emaciated body and the pain that we presuppose or feel when looking at the proximity of death.

1963 Koper, Slovenia

Goran Bertok (1963, Slovenia) graduated in Journalism from the Faculty of Sociology, Political Sciences and Journalism in Ljubljana. In his early period, he focused on the creation of staged scenes with motifs of unconventional sexual practices, especially from the field of sadomasochism (series Omen, Stigmata, etc.) and later turned to a more radical exploration of physicality.

This soon led him to the ultimate theme—the physical death. He devoted much of his work to this topic, both through direct visual confrontation with decaying bodies (PostMortem, Visitors), as well as through the portraiture of those who experienced immediate proximity to death (Survivors). Since 1989, Bertok has been working as an independent artist and photographer in Ljubljana.


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Address

Ljubljana, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1

Photon Gallery was founded in Ljubljana in 2003 to present and promote photo-artists from Central and South-Eastern Europe. It regularly shows work by both established artists and young emerging photographers. Photon encompasses various professional activities such as gallery work (production and organization of exhibitions), festivals (organization of Photo...

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