Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Special Effects

To Live Is to Die

  • Photographer
    Silvia Husek
  • Technical Info
    Hybrid Photo, I Print The Photos, Then I Made Interventions With Rust, Water, Fire, Slime And Others
  • Photo Date
    dez/20 to abril/21

Hybrid photography has been helping me face the marks of the inevitable aging on my 53 years old body. I print copies of my self portraits and let them spoil with rust, salt, water, and steel wool, I also modify the images with slime and sometimes I sew or burn them. They do change! Deconstructing the images makes me realize how my body decomposes and will be decomposing over the years. I observe the portraits getting old, as I do, a movement from the outside to the inside. By now I can mention Fernando Pessoa, a portuguese philosopher and writer (1888/1935), he said "to live is to die".

Silvia Husek has a degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate degree in marketing Administration. Her interest in photography arose only five years ago, after finishing a long and valuable journey in the corporate world. Silvia has a special interest in travel, in order to get to know and document different cultures, landscapes, people and religions. In times of pandemic, she has sought, through artistic photography, to explore human sensibilities, trying to build a visual dialogue with the viewer. She is a postgraduate student in photography at Centro Universitário Belas Artes.