• Viviane Sassen, Roxane II, 2017. Courtesy of Oodee
  • Viviane Sassen, Roxane II, 2017. Courtesy of Oodee
  • Viviane Sassen, Roxane II, 2017. Courtesy of Oodee
  • Viviane Sassen, Roxane II, 2017. Courtesy of Oodee

Blur Individualities

Viviane Sassen

A new photo-book published by Oodee that is an exchange
in which the artist’s and model’s individualities blur

  Roxane II is a new photo-book published by Oodee and realized by Viviane Sassen’s in collaboration with her muse Roxane. This is a dynamic gallery of poses and moods touches notes at times sensual, at times tender. Images are equally about the performances in front of and behind the camera: Sassen’s presence is perceived through her shadow and made tangible by scraps of paper that bear the imprint of her breasts. This is a mutual portrait, an exchange in which the artist’s and model’s individualities blur, leaving traces on each other. As Maria Barnas writes in the poem introducing the images: “When I take a glance at our selves I hold my breath and see us expand in colours and clouds bursting from a mouth. Are they yours or mine?”