Marija Ćalić

Elective Affinities

The photographic cycle reveals the atmosphere and mood of our time where the main features of our existence are obstacles, restraints and phantasms. Although it may seem as if the title “Elective Affinities” had been taken from Goethe’s novel on human passions, it is a counter thesis. The affinities of the portraits, the ambient and the objects are at the peak of their manifestation, thus opening the potential for sensuality as well as anxiety over new transformations.