Presence to Remember
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In a world that is constantly changing,
where everything seems elusive,
I want to be in the here and now with you.

Followed gestures on a bed of warmth and comfort, placed in the isolated coldness of a completely white scenery, two bodies moving closely along with each other. Presence to Remember explores our physical existence in the digital modern world and the desire of looking, capturing, saving to preserve the memory. A work that started from a feeling of alienation and disembodiment towards herself and the other, being crushed and rushed by the capitalistic system that constantly focuses on the individual, Mar Fu Qi searched for new forms of intimacy. By scanning their bodies by going over each other's skin, she shines the light on the vulnerable yet powerful quality of togetherness in the physical space.

To save the moment, to stand still. To get closer again.
Slowly and quietly, in the moment, together.

Oh yeah sometimes I say bodies, when maybe I should say people
But I am scared of not being able to touch skin anymore
- Caspar Heinemann, Magic Work

Mar Fu Qi

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As a dancer, reader, dreamer, I like to visualize my stories through photography. I am flabbergasted by life and its absurdity. It triggers my imagination constantly. Cultural identity and human interaction in the digital modern world are recurring themes in my work. To this I like to bring humor, playfulness, empathy and intuition, often in a poetic and performative way. By exploring social topics, I seek for conversations, to question the world around us. Photography as my tool to relate to society. Creating images empowers me and lets me be more in touch with myself and the other. I am especially intrigued by body language. A fascination for its shape, movement and actions. To show instead of tell, like photography.

photo by Mar Fu Qi 2021, The Hague

photo by Mar Fu Qi 2021, The Hague

photo by Mar Fu Qi 2021, The Hague

photo by Mar Fu Qi 2021, The Hague

photo by Mar Fu Qi 2021, The Hague

photo by Mar Fu Qi 2021, The Hague