Christophe Canato – Anima #5
|Christophe Canato’s body of work is a longstanding examination of the male gender role, identity and sexual orientation in cultural, politics and religion contexts.
In his photography, the staged male body expresses ambiguities between form and representation. Rituals and folklores (ethnic, cultural, sportive), with more often initiatory dimensions that leaves little space for the other sex, is also strongly represented in Canato’s work. Belonging, inclusion and rejection was the starting point of his early research.
Canato’s new work Anima is an immersive, polychromatic photographic series that is exploring the inner feminine side of the man.
The Anima is both a personal complex and an archetypal that expresses the fact that man psyche has a minority of feminine qualities according to psychologist Carl Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961).