Orthodox Eros present a large acurate photographs that lure and provoke the viewer through a unique layering of Jewish philosophy Religious, historical, and artistic content.
Orthodox Eros explores the themes of sensuality in Judaism trough the athic jewish philosophy. the photogrqaphs make strong references to art history This results in a defamiliarization of the Jewish man's image and invites the viewer into the sensual Jewish symbolic world.
According to orthodox Jewish religion, the body is the temple of one's soul. The body, and one's relationship to it, thus bears an essential social subtext.
Orthodox Eros addresses the notion of the Jew as the "other" in an erotic sense and the ways in which athic and esthetic complete each other in this subtext. The asthetic of Jewish spiritual practice is revealed through the body's expression.
Orthodox Eros also features an installation of Holterman's videos, offering a more narrative perspective on the matter, with interviews of her subjects on topics pertaining to their portraits, their religion, and sexuality. These videos offer intimate and revealing insights about the men she has chosen to portray and their relationship to their faith, to their bodies, and even more intriguingly, to the artist herself.