Complementing my FotoFest 2018 exhibition at FotoFest's main exhibition space, this exhibition consists of photo-based works from my series Ancestors, which metaphorically explore the subject of death in private and public contexts. The works integrate images that are sourced from my family archives, which includes four generations of funeral photos. I utilize these images as a departure point to create a series of images that reference photography's historical tradition with documenting death, while metaphorically speaking about communal and personal loss. The images include constructed landscapes that I have photographed with component parts from my family archives. Within the images are recurring elements that have mythological associations with death that I believe are an appropriate referent to speak on this subject. In addition, I will be exhibiting a video work, Resurrection, which is a single channel 1080p video that incorporates Stereo and Binaural audio. Utilizing actual sounds of my father's heartbeat and integrating video of blood pumping through his body, this piece attempts to metaphorically speak about the transitioning of life from physical to spiritual planes and the cyclical nature of life. The moon, a significant element within the video, has a rich tradition in many cultural histories as a referent for death and metaphorically acts as the vessel for this piece. The audio transitions throughout the piece from stereo sound to a 3D audio experience.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018