Countless stories of love, heartbreak, violence and even murder appear in the media daily. Love and hate both exist within our culture and relationships, and in fact this balancing act arises from our own biological make up. Scientists studying the physical nature of hate, have observed how our brains neurons display similar activity during the feeling of romantic love and when experiencing emotions of hate.
The series expands around a central metaphor; love potions and bombs, pairing point and shoot images with handwritten text detailing the ingredients of each concoction. The pages are interspersed with ominous headlines of lovers feuds and personal documents that establish the theme on both a universal and personal level.
Caruana’s own art practice is grounded in research concerned with narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy. Significant to all Caruana’s work is the questioning of how today’s technology is impacting relationships. Her work has been shown internationally from the United States, Poland, Germany, China, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Her series ‘Married Man’ and ‘Fairytale for Sale’ have been included in numerous contemporary photographic catalogues, the latter printed as a monograph, and both have toured widely. Her work is held in numerous private collections and in the public collections of the British Library, The Women’s Library and The Kinsey Institute in the United States.
Caruana was nominated and shortlisted for the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award, the Deutsche Bank Pyramid prize in 2008 and for the National Magazine Awards in 2007. Caruana has been named as the one to watch in the Royal Photographic Society Journal and selected by the Humble Arts Foundation as one of 18 leading female art photographers currently working in the UK.
Place of Exhibition
Casa das Bombas (Galeria Janes)
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