Stages of Love
Dear Submission Team!
We would like to introduce our newest project, inspired by the theme of love. Based on Roland Barthes’ A Lover's Discourse: Fragments, which cataloged the different situations of love as 80 figures, we chose eight of these gestures: Heart, Touch, Silence, Scene, Confession, Image, Insane and Object. As a reaction to these, two members of the Gray Box collective, Anna Ádám and Tímea Piróth - without and previous planning, measuring, tailoring and sewing - improvised a collection on living models.
Our "Stages of Love" project consists of four stages, where every player (Model, Stylist, Make-up Artist, and Photographer) reflected on the given figures, taking into account the interpretation of herself and others. Every model deals with the heart or body in her everyday life, both literally (heart surgeon) and figuratively (psychologist, wedding dress designer, filmmaker, painter, singer, contemporary dancer, belly dancer).
Éva Szombat did not just photograph the models wearing outfits based on the figures, but created the different contexts of love based on Barthes’ work.
We would be very happy if you would love our creation and would consider to show it to the world on your blog.
For more information or high resolution photos please contact us.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
All the best,
Anna, Tímea & Éva
Gray Box is an art innovation platform and collective on the borders of fashion and performance. The collective creates fashion installations, fashion performances, but it also organizes interactive fashions shows and fashion parties. The common thread in all these projects is the use of Gray Box’s extensive clothing collection, currently counting 450 pieces, and expanding.
Éva Szombat, is a photographer and working in Budapest. Her unique blend of glamour and sociological examination has appeared in local and international magazines, and websites including, but not limited to, Vice, Huffington Post, Ignant and Feature Shoot. She got her masters' degree in Photography from MOME (2012). She won artistic scholarships in Paris and New York.
"The Stages of Love"
Concept: Gray Box (www.grayboxprojects.com)
Styling: Anna Ádám, Tímea Piróth
Models: Andrea Ausztrics (“Scene”), Zsuzsanna Baranyák (“Heart”), Vera Jónás (“Confession”), Kata Koleszár (“Image”), Erika Piróth (“Silence”), Julcsi Vavra (“Touch”)
Make up: Fruzsina Magyari, Gabriella Szerencsés
Artworks: János Brückner (iSelf - replacement puppets, 2015.), Zsófia Jauernik (Toto and his shiny company, 2015.), Antónia Zsanett Kiss (Egy Másik Dög(ös), 2016.)
Photo: Éva Szombat