Using a peculiar collection of negatives and contact sheet prints found in a flea market in Bangkok, Tiane Doan na Champassak reenacts the vintage charisma of 14 nude studies from the 1960s. The artist reinterprets this photographic corpus by blowing up each negative and cropping it out according to the original instructions. He then “echoes” the enlarged silver gelatin prints by clipping the corresponding vintage contact sheet on top of each photograph. In this conceptual reactivation of the studio nudes, Doan na Champassask subtly triggers the desire through his own interpretation of the Lacanian “mirror stage”: the double positives.
Unique gelatin silver prints.
Size: 40 x 50 cm.