Against My Killer
Sinv_ wanted a brand statement to accompany the 2006/2007 “Against My Killer” collection. â€śAgainst My Killerâ€ť – in the designer’s own words – â€śis first of all a philosophy: stop and think of the negative feats of the past, then push out and grab the future. Killers are the bad experiences, the faults, the conventionsâ€ť.
Sartoria asked photography legend Duane Michals to tell a photographic story where bad experiences and conventions are courageously braved and in the end, defeated. The story is a tale of desire, that recalls the athmospheres of Pasoliniâ€™s Teorema (by the way, Michalsâ€™ portrait of the filmmaker is one of his best). A mature man surrenders to the wave of desire ignited by an androgynous boy. The man follows him everywhere, until the last frame where the much soght-after physical proximity means sudden mental distance.
Duane Michals is one of the highest influentials in american avant-garde. Michalsâ€™s work belongs to the permanent collections of the worldsâ€™ major museums. He recently exhibited at: MoMA, New York; Odakyu Museum, Tokyo; National Gallery of Canada, Ontario; Centre Pompidou, Parigi; International Center of Photography, New York.