The Protester, 2012

a brief statement

The Protester is a short series about my own role as a protester since returning to my home country in June 2011. The practice of sewing balaclavas arose from a private need to change masks when going on demonstrations. I wanted it to be a statement both about the collective identity of the protester that stands behind the mask and about how mutant our identities, as Europeans, are. For that reason, what is worn in these portraits reports to specific moments, for example one in direct relation to the suicide of a Greek man in front of the parliament…

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