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Lynn Bianchi : Feasts – Ondines at any time


Born in 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Lynn Bianchi is a fine art photographer and multimedia artist whose work has been featured in over thirty solo exhibitions in museums around the world. Her nude photos of obese women from “Heavy In White” show parties where the orgy is limited to various feasts.

In this series the artist seeks to bring together a world but to undo it. No doubt according to a painful discontinuity far from any possible consolation except that of a meal. Proof that such mermaids dine at any hour.

The photographer transforms a suffering which, perhaps, no longer recognizes itself as such. The women fill the space with a muffled white chant. It imposes a uniform tempo within such scenes.

The work becomes the source of a defeated melody with the affirmation of a lack, of an uncertainty. It expresses irremediable loss. At this time no one knows if the woman or women to whom Lynn Bianchi attaches herself see it.

The creator remains desperately attached to them in a beyond suffering as if the one she scripts is suffering from an affective illness without remedy. There remain moments of respite and appeals sometimes in the sole tempo of the movements against any deaf prostration. And such photographs create a kind of music of silence: this is what the Imaginary produces most intensely through its women considered ugly but who remain attractive.

Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret


Lynn Bianchi, “Heavy in White”


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