Jaguar Sun


2013 - 2015



Our memories are dreams, the house of the past has become a great image, the image of the lost intimacy. - Gaston Bachelard


Back to my childhood. Lost memories. Forgotten habits. I enter into the room. In the depths of its serenity, imprints of life are scattered around. Signs of absence. Somewhere there a penetrating glance is looking at me. I see my feelings reflected into his eyes. My trace of thought is getting lost in the past. The scent of jasmine overwhelms my memory, when I used to plant flowers in the garden as a kid. My mother in the kitchen; trying to surprise me with new flavors. My eyes get distracted by an imperceptible swaying of the curtain. The light’s refraction on the folds of the fabric gives an ambiguous sense of the inside and the outside. It is dark now. The strange shadow on the wall creates the impression of mysterons. I’m dreaming again. Back to the present, a naked body. A loved one. Chasing the unattainable; probably long ago gone. The image is getting blurred. My memory deceives me. Outside the room, ordinary objects in unexpected places. Familiar faces. Traces of human activity. An unfinished building. L’origine du monde, of Gustave Courbet. And somewhere there, me, waiting for the jaguar sun.



Jaguar Sun was self-published in Thessaloniki, in October 2015.


SOLO EXHIBITION
Jaguar Sun,

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Photobook ExhibitionAthens Photo Festival 2016, 9 June - 31 July 2016, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR
Something Prominent, Stereosis Screening, Medphoto Festival “Borders | Crossroads” , 9 June - 30 September 2016, Rethymno, Crete, GR



First solo exhibition at Polarville Bookstore, L’Aquila, Italy 2016 


EDITIONS
Camera Infinita, Issue 6, January 2018, PT



Camera Infinita, January 2018


FEATURED IN
F-STOP Magazine, UK
Phroom, IT
Kaltblut, DE
The Latent Image, US
Kiosk of Democracy, DE
Stereosis School, GR
Edge of Humanity, UK




Kaltblut Magazine, February 2017

Edge of Humanity Magazine, September 2019



The Latent Image, January 2017

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Stefania Orfanidou