Romain Mader Performing for the Camera

Photographer Romain Mader takes his ‘wife’ on a romantic tour of London

Swiss photographer Romain Mader explores themes of gender-representation, loneliness and romance by creating fictional narratives. His series Ekaterina was inclued in Tate Modern’s 2016 Performing for the Camera photography exhibition. In the work Mader travelled to the Ukraine and documented his imaginary search for a girlfriend who then became his wife. We pick up the story and characters in London where photographer/husband takes his wife on a romantic tour of the city.

Performing for the Camera brought together over 500 images shown in series, including vintage prints, large scale works, marketing posters and artists working with Instagram. It was a wide-ranging exploration of how performance artists use photography and how photography is in itself a performance.

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