Foto expositie FluidityVrijdag 22 december 2017 - Zondag 28 januari 2018 De Passage
Contesting the static binary male-female classification, this series investigates the expansive grey zone that exists between the sexes. Whether hormonally, genetically or culturally more fluid than the stereotypical alpha types, these subjects seem to not fit in any gender branded boxes.
The intimate, gradual process of taking a portrait with this analog equipment, allows the character and feeling state of the people photographed to shine. Briefly, fluidity solidifies into image, before it inevitably flows on.
Sevilay Maria is an inherently nomadic, autodidactic maker of analog photographs, prints and magic, currently based in Amsterdam. After some years at the KABK in The Hague, she decided to take her work elsewhere. She traveled through over thirty countries, documenting landscapes and people wherever she went, before specialising in wet plate collodion photography.