BODY AS SPACE: INTERMEDIALITY IN MORIMURA’S AUTO-PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS
UZAM OLARAK BEDEN: MORIMURA’NIN OTOPORTRE FOTOĞRAFLARINDA MEDYALARARASILIK

Author : İlknur GÜRSES
Number of pages : 84-101

Abstract

Changing and transforming his body according to subject he wants to shoot, spliting his body off its own space using special efftects and make-up, Morimura, positioning his body as the center of photographic reproduction. As becoming not only the subject but also the object of his own photographs, Morimura gives images new contexts and connotations via reproduction while setting his body as the text and space itself. Whether photograph is digital or analog, is a space where the subject of it exists/moves. Intertextuality and intermediality is one of the fruitful ways to analyze the reproduction and representation issues which we encounter often in postmodern photography era which can be described as the reproduction of different and various texts in a new text. In this study, the auto-portraits of Morimura will be analyzed through terms like intermediality and body to point out the new context and connotations attributed by the photographer.

Keywords

Intermediality, Body, Auto-Portrait, Body Art, Morimura

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