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study no. 38 (zentai self-nude)
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study no. 155 (hijab poledance)
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study no. 48 (Tumult 12, Clérambault, Klaus Boer Verlag 1988)
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study no. 49 (disguised tank, Panzergrenadierbrigade 16)
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study no. 25 (ali-express, burqa blue)
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study no. 133 (lady with handkerchief)
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study no. 46 (women at war, balloon silk)
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study no. 26 (ali-express, burqa white)
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study no. 119 (wearable computing)
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study no. 64 (elefantiasis)

"Temptation or Dr. de Clérambault" is a photo-graphic research into the art historical term "drapery studies" (Faltenwurfstudien) based on two poles:
an image collection sourced and appropriated from the internet and the life of Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault, a psychiatrist from the early 20th century, who became passionately involved with the study of drapery himself.
The latter takes shape in form of a small selection
of "original" images sourced from the Musée du quai Branly and a short novel written after a two weeks stay in Paris researching at the National Museum of Natural History, which holds the document archive
of Monsieur de Clérambault. His case studies on women with a fetish for silk, published in "Archives d'anthropologie criminelle de Médecine légale et de psychologie normale et pathologique" in 1908, can be found on a table next to a photograph of Clérambault’s typewritten curriculum vitae.

On a meta level, I am exploring power structures between photographer and model, author and addressee, and the so called "occident" and "orient".


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installation view "interior" at A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam 2017

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"Erotische Stoffleidenschaften bei der Frau, 1908", G.G. de Clérambault, translated and re-published in Tumult, 1988

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short novel opposing Clérambault's with my research, © studio-pw.com

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detail: study no. 269 (Berninis Torso of Neptune, 1622 & screen record, musée du quai Branly, 2:59 min), tablet, poster