Lilith in da House
The Dutch art photographer Lilith makes humorous, ironic self-portraits in her own home. For her latest series of self portraits homeownwers, previously unknown to her, have offered their interior as a décor. An ongoing project that will be extended abroad. The exhibition "Lilith in da House" from 8 September to 20 October 2012 can be seen in Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam.
A house reflects who you are. For more than five years Lilith has shared her own home with her audience. Almost every corner is reflected in her exceptional photography: a story in pictures about women, vulnerability, eroticism and much more.
Now it's time for change. Following a call-up from Lilith, dozens of homeowners handed to her the environment for her new self-portraits: their own home. As an inspiring scenery. The photographer visited the houses, often of unknown people who themselves were not at home at that time. In good faith they gave her the key as well as carte blanche.
Lilith, as a character in her work and as a human being, communicates with what she discoveres. With so many different locations of course the number of artistic opportunities explodes, with a surprising result. Her photography changes, but it remains unmistakably Lilith.
Henriette of Gasteren (Sevenum, 1964), known under the pseudonym Lilith, is a storyteller with a passion for photography. Since 2006, she let her self-portraits speak for themselves. Recurring themes: women, identity, female archetypes, gender bending and life itself. But in particular, freedom and equality.