Orgaz (after El Greco)
Anna Daedalus — photographs
Formed as a ballet dancer, Anna Daedalus frequently returns to the shapes of the body and bodily movement in her work. Gesture takes over where position left off, bringing a dialogic intent to the images: between camera and gesturing subject, between the eye and the visual field, between the photographer’s body and that of the camera.
Arrayed as a horizontal series, the figures in Orgaz are carriers of gesture more than portraits. The images are meant to express a lateral landscape-rhythm, with the ensembles gesturing together, undulating along a horizon line and prompting a gestural synesthesia. Rather than depict feeling, they create a space for it.