Verena Prenner Habitus

HABITUS

Italy  I  2013

 

The series arose from Pierre Bourdieu´s statement “The ‘eye’ is a product of its history”.

At first sight, it seems the sea is the same for everyone. 
Nevertheless, everyone sees and perceives it differently because of their own past and socialization by culture, environment and family.
I spontaneously asked passers-by to empty their bags and put them over their heads. The items which they brought to the sea should act as symbols of the prior history through which they perceive/see the sea.

Verena Prenner Habitus
Verena Prenner Habitus
Verena Prenner Habitus
Verena Prenner Habitus
Verena Prenner Habitus
Verena Prenner Habitus