As people drink, they lose their self control and self consciousness, their primal instincts appear, and they become more like animals. For her latest mind bending work ANIMALCOHOLICS, Frieke Janssens, as in her famous Smoking Kids series, tackles addiction and social changes.
This time, she reflects on alcohol as a socially accepted drug and its position in modern society, creating a large, surrealist panorama in which she takes alcohol out of its human context, capturing imagined animals in a state of intoxication that one might see in a bar. Do animals need an escape as humans do?
Frieke Janssens is a Belgian photographer.