naked state

This series was created as part of the Naked State residency in Canada. The focus was on exploring the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the 10-day residency, the artists and residency facilitator lived as naturists (in the nude) within the naturist community of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park to create works about nudity in public space.

During this period, Yelena explored the limits of art historical body language. The idea was to present her body in classical poses such as Composite, Contrapposto, Adlocution, Pudica, Serpentine and Odalisque. This approach appealed to Yelena because it was a way to create art without any materials. She used only body language to create the artistic dimension and captured it with her camera.

  • art
  • year: 2019
  • medium: performalist self-portrait
  • dimensions: 40x30cm






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