This is a collaborative piece of work, combining both photography and writing. By Marysia Świetlicka and Io Sivertsen.
In the beginning of lockdown last year, whilst working on separate graduation projects, finishing our photography BA in The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and while scrutinizing our visual language we turned the lens to look at one another. We wanted to touch each other, but couldn’t. The project became an exchange of uncomfortably intimate moments, voyeuristic glimpses and an exploration of the gaze. The images are taken in a moment of complete trust, a silent performance.