Beatrice Lezzi and Giulia Gr are two Italian artists based in Berlin. Photography is their main medium and the body is their tool for self discovery. Their way to respond to quarantine has been creativity and collaboration. An opportunity to breath deeper and explore visually. Since the current social distancing state increased the need to communicate, they connected with one another, remotely, and created Virtually Yours, a series of self portraits mutually screen-shot via video call.
*virtual adjective – images : not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so.
*physics : designating or relating to a particle exchanged between other particles that are interacting by a field force.
“It was summer when we met and fell in love with our mutual art, our energy. through photography we discovered each other, through our bodies we connected and created a sacred visual space. we’ve been apart, waiting for spring to meet again. now spring has come and with it a global lockdown. we are in the same city but apart, again. this series is our reply to the present social distancing state.
a visual remedy. as in solitude the urge of creating becomes stronger
we continue our mutual journey of self discovery.
together as much as distant.
an online touch.
through our bodies, using our virtual gaze.”