Say Yes or Die (2012-2013)
In Say Yes or Die, the performers expose their bodies to the photographic medium. The studio was used as a performance space. The camera wasn't there to record a series of movements or to document actions. The movements were elusive. The images of Matthieu Gafsou present temporary phenomena that are invisible to the naked eye.
We could say that he uses the chronophotographic method of Jules- Etienne Marey, without having a scientific objective in mind. No temporality is mastered nor quantified here. As the photographer himself is part of the performance process, accidents and chance are decisive.
Say Yes or Die
20 x 25.5 cm