Distraction: The soliloquy – The monologue by Yves Noir

Yves Noir lays the main focus of his photographic work on depicting the human being in his original state. Against this background, his nude portraits are particularly not intended to convey erotic moments, but rather to present the natural aesthetics of the body. Those quiet pictures invite the viewer to linger. The view shall return to the experience of an originally human exposedness and vulnerability and open from this identificatory confrontation individual or social points of interpretation in the process.

“A soliloquy is a device often used in drama when a character speaks to him- or herself, relating thoughts and feelings, thereby also sharing them with the audience, giving off the illusion of being a series of unspoken reflections. If other characters are present, they keep silent and/or are disregarded by the speaker. Though it should be said that sometimes, depending on the performance, a monologue that is written as a soliloquy, will be addressed directly to the audience. And sometimes it is hard to tell if what is being heard is a monologue, or a duologue or a soliloquy; in which case choosing the right term may be a matter of interpretation.

A soliloquy is a type of monologue, but it is not an aside: a monologue is a speech where one character addresses other characters, or the audience; or it is a speech that is self-directed; an aside is a (usually short) comment by one character towards the audience, though during the play it may seem like the character is addressing him or herself.”

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soliloquy

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