Woodman’s treatment of self-portraiture relies upon the complexity of the female soul and what lies underneath of the skin. Corey Keller later concludes in the very same essay, “Nudity is also clearly a state of being unclothed, of shedding the signifiers of identity as it is projected through clothing.” Her works, yet very specific to womanhood, expands to the questioning of the roles the female in relation to male desires and expectations that no always can be fulfilled. Presence and absence blurs—the “self” dissipates in the quotidian. In her photographs, the body becomes, by time and hybridization, the other and a thing, until it is no longer possible to distinguish bone from pilars, flesh from walls. Art becomes a free space of experimentation where the performative gives a room to breath for the question of disappearance, framed in time, as an eternal recurrence.
 The Essay Gender Check: Performing Identities/Francesca Woodman/Anagrammatic Bodies, by Jovana Stokic, inspired the subtitle “Performing Identities”.
 Corey Keller is the curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). She joined the museum in 1999 and held a number of positions before she was promoted to her current role in 2012. Keller organized the major retrospective exhibition of photographer Francesca Woodman (2011), which traveled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2012.
 Corey Keller, A portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
 Jovana Stokic is a Belgrade-born, New York-based art historian, critic and curator. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at the New York University. Her dissertation analyzes works of several women artists – Marina Abramovic, Martha Rosler, Joan Jonas — since the 1970s, particularly focusing on the notions of self-representation and beauty. Jovana has been writing art criticism for several years, and has curated several thematic exhibitions and performance events in the US, Italy, Spain and Serbia. Jovana was a fellow at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, a researcher at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the curator of the Kimmel Center Galleries, New York University. She has most recently written an essay for Marina Abramovic’s MoMA exhibition catalogue.
 Robin Mackay,The Medium of Contingency, London: Urbanomic and Ridinghouse, 2011