...Viewers hardly have a chance to distinguish details, before a feeling of fragility and vulnerability, even danger washes over them. The insecurity is compounded by the suggestively erotic effect of folds, hair and fluff. We see part of a body, but which part and which gender? This protraction of the flesh is indecent. Are its protuberance and folds natural or the consequence of violence? Or is this scenic skin-scape a carte du tendre, a topography of sensations?...
Text Günter Metken > download

STRANGLED BODY I – VIII, 1995
Silver gelatine print, 8-part (4 vertical- and 4 horizontal formats),
each. 145 x 235 cm in iron frames with glass
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, Photo: Heinrich Helfenstein

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...The images reduce the tangible; they fragment it and transfigure it into an astraction of torture's night and of power's performance. The series that Danuser showed at the Kunsthaus Zürich in 1996 consisted of alternating upright and oblong photographs, four each, that formed a kind of chain enclosing the viewer who beheld himself mirrored in thr glass and confronted with these more than life-size voids of violence...
Text Urs Stahel > download

STRANGLED BODY IX – XVI (Single works), 2001
Silver gelatine print
59 x 55“, mounted on 2 mm aluminium
Roomsituation, Big Manesh, Moscow, 2006 / Photography H.D. Casal

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STRANGLED BODY IX – XVI, 2001
Silver gelatine print
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