Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
First Name: Sofia
Last Name: Baytocheva Iordanova
My Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
University / College: Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Course / Program Title: Fine Arts BA
This work is a photographic series of intimate portraits. The photographs create a fictional family album, where the photographer and two other young women dream about the idea of sisterhood, a fantasy world. The project is an ode to friendship, an exploration of boundaries between friend and family. This work feels like a natural continuation of the last two series made before this one, connecting through the idea of gaze and self representation through others. 'Blood is thicker than water' is a medieval proverb meaning that familial bonds will always be stronger than bonds of friendship or love. This phrase is commonly misused since the real quote, actually states the opposite: ''The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.''