Buildings and bodies; analog photographs taken in Berlin, Germany in August 2014 and compiled in a small book. On each page, a building is paired with a body, both expressing a similar gesture. The orientation distorts the image for a moment into mere shapes, temporarily devoid of meaning. The repetition of ten pairs of images further obscures recognizable details, the negative space starting to become the focus as the figures fade to the background.
I am interested in how the spaces we inhabit, both buildings and bodies, can feel cold and detached, indifferent to our needs; I believe this indifference can invoke anxiety and fear over time. With this book, I wanted to explore the barriers, both physical and psychological, that prevent familiarity and intimacy.
-text description for Standby book. These themes feel pretty fresh, like I need some more time with them before I decide how I feel about them. But this is what came out this morning.
When I begin, I begin with a very large blob. The blob has everything I like in it. Over time, I shave away at the blob until it has a shape. I do not like letting go of things I like. But in order to focus, I must. Some of my babies have to die in order for the work to make sense. 8/8/14