Sarunas Milasevicius photography of the body shifts between framing
it as a known subject, and an unknown object. In Saunas latest
series, the body is presented in its most objective form yet.
Inspired by “Paris, Texas” (1984), the gaze has been the main
concept of “Blue Liberation”. Nasstasja Kinski is in the film we encounter Nasstasja Kinski in a confined space, sitting on, and moving around her chair.
Travis, observing her through a framed one-way-mirror, is
comparable to the gaze of the photographer behind the lens. It is
this power-dynamic, of the concealed observer and the exposed
body that has granted itself for observation, which creates the
vulnerability and intimacy that lingers throughout the series.
We also noted that Sarunas seem to have taken a furthered interest
in legs, feet, and sneakers lately. And so, we decided to ask and
received the simple, yet perfect, answer:
“Yes, I am a little foot lover.”
And to that we can only say:
“Aren’t we all?”
Photography – Šarūnas Milaševičius
Model – Rugilė
Words by Nicholaus Hedman