In [Between] Images
In [Between] Images is an exploration of self-conscious female identity and the concept of the in-between through the performance of photography. The series of nine photographs, encountered through an installation where they are projected life-size, offer the viewer a liminal space in-between the image source and the projected image in which they are free to enter. The viewer is forced to consider his/herself in conjunction with the work. Exploring the idea of the ‘clothed nude’, the images interrogate notions of femininity by questioning the visible stereotypes of femininity/feminism that exist in contemporary culture—that women often have to be naked to be seen. The work exposes the alienation of this behavior through a multi-layered performance, suggesting an on-going, recursive, inconsequentiality.
The nine images are designed to be projected one at a time from a low vantage point onto a wall surface within an enclosed space. A marked walkway is available to the viewer, prompting the viewer to walk from right in front of the projector to the wall holding the projected image. In so doing, the viewer casts a large shadow over the projected image, gradually growing smaller only if/when the viewer decides to approach the images. As the viewer approaches the work, the woman in the images approaches the viewer; the equilibrium of their relationship in space effected bytheir movement in time. In this way the work becomes about, and of, the in-between in action.