Charlotte Gonzalez was born in Paris in 1985. She graduated from the parisian art school l’Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2010 and has since done assignments for the Wall Street Journal, Libération, Néon and les Inrockuptibles. She also works as a photographer and videographer in cultural projects like art performances, contemporary dance, concerts and theatre. She has exhibited part of this work in february/march 2017 in T2, Paris.
An essay on parties
Parties are a privileged place, a space for exploration, a time for fusion. Skin, saliva, sweat,
sometimes an overdose of it – it’s the moment when sexual tension is opposed to a feeling of loneliness, and both are symmetrical and equally strong. When different social classes, sexes, ages, gather to seek human connection and loopholes in their own consciousness and social behaviors. When they can abandon themselves in the middle of a crowd, loose their inhibitions - but in the end the experience is personal, and often self-serving.
This is a selection of photographs taken over a two years period of time in french underground parties and after-parties in Paris and Marseille. Through this work, I aim to show the duality that comes out of those atmospheres and attitudes.