Heart X Sweat investigates the choreography of photographing someone. In most photographic practice, this meeting is confined in a social structure; there is a subject and a photographer. This relation creates a particular dynamic of dominance and submission. To mutate this practice, a camera was developed in collaboration with programmer Jeroen Vinken. Instead of controlling the camera via a button, the camera is controlled by biometric sensors. The camera only photographs when two heart-rates crosses. The language of photography has changed. Heart X Sweat invites different makers to be connected with me in order to produce images. An encounter takes one hour in which the photo studio is transformed into a playground. The meeting place varies, my house, their house, a ballroom… It demands a closer understanding of each other, a closer look at relations, and trusting that the other means well.

Research unit: Inter-Actions

Duration: 2020 - 2021


Joery Erna