Sabine Delafon

Sabine Delafon explores the issue of identity and the photobooth holds an important place in her work. Just like Michel Salsmann, the French artist has been investing photobooths since 1987 and thus gathered a collection of more than 700 self-portraits. Presented in the form of photomontage or videos, they are a source of inspiration for several of her projects. In I’m Looking for Myself [Cherche sosie, 2005], she uses a selection of her identity photographs in search of her double. Sabine Delafon posted small posters reproducing portraits of herself at different ages on the walls of cities such as Milan, Rome, Paris, and also posted them on the web. The performance takes the shape of a genuine quest for identity through others and demonstrates her need to identify herself to others in order to be able to exist. (Credit: I am Looking for Myself [Cherche Sosie] © Sabine Delafon)