L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht presents: TRACEY MOFFATT: Under the Sign of Scorpio
March 2 until April 22, 2006, Opening starts at March 2, at 7. p.m.
"Ata moment's glance my photo series, Under the sign of Scorpio, depicts me appearing as forty well-known extraordinary, women from history and popular culture, all born under the astrological sign of Scorpio. Since I was born on November 12th and am also a Scorpio, I have been intrigued about what makes the Scorpio tick. It is such a powerful and intense sign: Scorpios can 'cross over' into dark worlds and come back unscathed. They are fearless and listen to no-one. I know that I often stare at people with their mouths moving and I am amazed that they are actually talking and giving me advice; I always have to say "Sorry, I didn't catch that".
The shooting of this Scorpio series, as well as the printing, has taken me six months. Six months taking in the entire New York winter of 2005, Six months cooped up in my small New York loft with Miyuki, my faithful assistant. (Miyuki has put up with my excitement over the making of this new work, plus all my whining and insecurities, which would greet her every morning as she walked in the door.) The actual shooting of each of the famous Scorpio characters would take two minutes, but the thinking and planning would take a couple of weeks, For example, becoming Georgia O'Keeffe required me to take on her 'attitude'. It isn't easy to present 'attitude' with your back to the camera, I thought about her morning Kimono-like dress, and what she would be doing with her hands (she's admiring them, of course)" Tracey Moffatt, 2005-09-16
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Under the Sign of Scorpio, 2005 / 40 images, archival pigment ink on rag paper / 43 x 58 cm (17 x 23 inches).
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