Eine glückliche Ehe
Un matrimonio felice
A Happy Marriage
Daniela Comani has been working on her photographic project, A Happy Marriage, since 2003. In her multifaceted photo series, she is her own model, playing man and woman at the same time in a modern intellectual marriage where the assignment of gender supposedly no longer plays a role. However, this is belied by the facial expressions, gestures, poses, and clothing of the subjects. The status of man/woman, relying entirely on the convention of the heterosexual couple, is so disconcerting, so subtle and subversive, that we find ourselves wondering who is who or who is playing which role.
With texts in German, English and Italian.