The Same Impossible (2015-)
Can we, through visual and tactile articulation, arrive at a mutable, mutual understanding of things that feel impossible to explain with words? In seeking a potential for intimacy within visceral accord, I make space to elicit our perceptions of physical and affective weight and levity, movement and stasis.
In Memory and Place: A Phenomenology of the Uncanny, Dylan Trigg suggests that "The refusal of the past to slip into oblivion is possible only on account of the tremendous intelligibility of the body." My former partner died in early 2015. In grasping at memories of him, I've been photographing the physical places we occupied together, the unreachable places of perfect human connection we could not occupy together, and the places of measured breathing between preservation and adaptation in which I now dwell.
green walls, two years
and was and is
under a speculative fracture
retention pond, medical center of trinity (11.14/12.15/06.16)
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