The Sun gives birth and devours its children. As a mystical entity, it is the creator of the universe, the center of the world, and the heart of humans. Through the solar cycle, life, death, and rebirth found a place and a time. A trinity with a spiritual consistency and symbolism that Chochana Rosso uses as an architecture to build this ongoing work about love. The main character is mirrored with the Sun, and she tells the story of their unstable relationship and feeds the fantasy of a mystical love. She takes us through her Sun, how it blinded her, and shows us its core. The attempt to possess it within an obsessive photograph and the struggles of looking after a distant link that burns if you try to hold it. It is the story of a toxic but essential bond that Chochana merges with mythological references. A trinity of lights forms the narrative of the series in blurry parts: dawn which is the birth of life and the meeting, zenith, which represents the burn, the drought, and death while the sunset announces a rebirth, the beginning of a new day. Through different treatments of prints, such as under-exposed or over-exposed photos, we can touch the surface of this spiritual and emotional journey and it shows the obsessive behaviour she has towards photography and this undefinable bond. Photographs are alongside poems she wrote since 2021, which often mention the sunlight as a creative entity or an impossible love she tries to catch. The opening poem reflects on the first meeting with sunlight she is sure an ancient ghost sent to her and brought her creative life back from the darkness.

Chochana Rosso (b.1992) is a French photographer and member of the agency JERGON (based in Berlin) who lives and works in Paris. Self-taught, she works with analog photography, and during lockdowns she learned how to develop films and experimented with photographic print processes from a home-built darkroom. She recently self-published her first book, /æfɹəˈdaɪti/ which is a combination of photographic experimentations on her body, her sexuality, and more particularly her place as a woman in society.
In 2022, she began a project of artists’ portraits in their ateliers she created to rebuild a feeling of artistic community and exchange between the artists, as she knew existed in Paris in the 20-30s. She opened her first exhibition in 2023, with Eleonora Sabet and curated by Nicola Patruno in their gallery JERGON, in Berlin.
Today she’s pursuing research and experiments reflecting on absence due to loss, spirituality, abandonment, and emotional distress materialize with development errors and unsuccessful prints with stains of emulsions.