About the project.
Throughout most of our lives, many of us are plagued with this discomfort of not “fitting in.” To deal with this discomfort, most of us quickly learn how to emphasize aspects of ourselves that others find acceptable and hide the parts that are too weird to expose. We learn how to adapt, how to construct a mask that keeps us hidden and therefore, safe.
Life of a Singularity is a metaphor of each of us. It is the story of human beings, of separate singularities who try to conceal the differences that divide us.
Life of a Singularity is the story of Yashima Mishto, who passed through three phases in searching of a balance in life:
Mimesis – where YM did hide himself;
Clinic – where YM has been hospitalized to treat as a disease his singularity;
Circus – where YM joined a Circus populated by other freaks thereby finding the peace.
Part of the project has been published by JNP Books in 2014 in the photography book “Life of a Singularity” (ISBN-10: 0992786002).
About the artist.
Yashima Mishto lives and works in Berlin since 2003. YM has been working with the medium of analog photography since 1994. All pictures of the project Life of a Singularity are gelatin-silver prints, handily printed by the artist following rigorous analog protocol.
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