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Non-familiar self-portrait

Non-familiar Self-Portrait is a photographic project started in 2020, when I returned to live with my mother. The essays present our bodies within the domestic space, proposing scenes from fantastic situations in which a gesture of affection is often accompanied by a violent action.

With these images, I seek to talk about the ambivalent feelings that permeate family relationships and have become taboo in the face of imposed ideals about motherhood, unconditional love and parental responsibility.

In the title, “non-familiar” refers to the psychoanalytic concept Das Unheimliche, which concerns something that is not exactly unknown, but presents itself in an atypical way, causing a certain disquiet.

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