Performers is an archive collating analogue photography portraits of artists using live actions in their practice. My aim is not to document art actions, but to capture the personalities that are behind those actions. Usually I take the photo right after a performance with the purpose of retaining the energy that a live presentation imbues in the artist.
Working on the project since 2010, meanwhile the Performers archive includes 190 different artists. The Performers book shows a selection of 58 analogue photography portraits, accompanied by quotes of some of the artists, presenting their thoughts on the relation between performance art and photography. The publication was produced in collaboration with the curator Pia Hovi-Assad of Pori Art Museum in Finland.
The Project: https://morarescu.de/project/performers/
The book: https://vimeo.com/152007727
Illustrations: 58 photos
Digital Lab: Monika Nesslauer
Cover: The New Spastiks
Pori Art Museum Publications 121
Patrick Morarescu – Johnny Amore
21,5 x 21,5 cm