Maloyn Chatelin, Brest France 2011, digital C-print, 49 x 35 Inch
Act is the result of Darzacq’s long work with handicapped persons. Though some of the subjects are also actors, athletes and dancers, each has asserted their individuality far beyond the assigned label of handicapped person. Denis Darzacq is well aware of the difference handicaps create. But this difference is also expressed in the assertion of a highly sensitive mental world. The acting is enhanced by the subjects’ spontaneity and eccentricity as they interact with their surroundings, resulting in a strongly dream-like element.