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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Linda  Alterwitz

SPE Member since 2015
Member Chapter: West

While I Am Still



“While I Am Still” challenges the viewer to explore a disquieting escape of the mind amidst challenging times in one’s life. Literally, this “escape of the mind” could refer to the physical body's subjugation of testing inside a medical imaging machine, or in a less literal sense, it could reflect physical or emotional turmoil. In these photographs, Alterwitz weaves together images of the human body derived from re-purposed medical imaging with images of landscapes and fabrics, revealing ethereal figures in a raw and vulnerable state. The mind, wrestling with sadness, fear, and hope, retreats to a safe refuge. Through these photographic pieces, the artist hopes to bring insight and awareness to the struggles and the resulting withdrawal of the inner mind.

"Untitled #16" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #41" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #47" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #76" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #99" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #104" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #91" from the project While I Am Still

"Untitled #75" from the project While I Am Still

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