Photographer Chris Harris and Digital Artist Eliaz Dassa held their first exhibition at LOFT 128, Shoreditch High Street, London. 28-29 November 2015 with a Private View on 27th.
Dassa’s installation shows elements from his previous work “The Temple” that was shown in Tel- Aviv, Israel in 2014.
The installation offers a radiographic views into the human body by challenging the boundaries between ‘natural’ functions and X-Rays which might, or might not, blur its identity. Another perspective would be the connection of the face with the body achieved by glorying repetitive rituals (of care and beauty) as acts of concealment. The division of various body organs and the choice of their placing, ref lects the bond between the parts themselves. This way the ‘traditional’ boundaries fade out and become one piece perfect as the total parts of the whole. The preparation to the ritual can be compared to a holy dimension which create dialogues with the title of the installation. The sound, of iron and metal, signif ies the new age in which unraveling the familiar relationship between the human body, the face and its surface.
“Interior of the male body is the same for all of us but ones identity, of all aspects, is what one pours, freely, into it”
For the first time Chris Harris brings together a collection of his photo- graphic work exploring the male form. Aiming high and taking inspira- tion – and at times paying homage – to the greats; Weston, Platt Lynes and Mapplethorpe.
Chris trained in theatre design and stage management before becoming a talent agent, representing interna- tionally known actors including Rupert Grint, Berenice Bejo and Nikolaj Coster Waldau. He has produced feature f ilms working with Julie Andrews and Samantha Morton and written and directed several short Films including the kookie cult; The Girl in a Bubble.
“I love storytelling and with photography the complex and beguiling challenge is presenting a complelling story in a single image.”
Exhibition A3 size Flyer and Invitation Postcard designed by Eliaz Dassa.
XY was an independent exhibition, no sponsor involves. The show contained graphic male nudity and was not suitable for children.