we walk / we fall
an exercise in absence
Next to a garbage bin, I found a bunch of diapositives from the 60’s. The images depict first aid exercises- anonymous participants of various ages switch roles between rescuers and victims while posing intimacy along different states of unconsciousness.
As a form of social ritual the images can be read as a glorification of community values. In order to survive, we must all be unified, protect and be protected. Furthermore, the ritual underlines the materialistic dimension/border of the self- the body. I was interested in exploring the dynamics through which a collective identity is drawn upon an inescapable decay.
My final series contains 30 black and white, square formatted, digital photomontages. Each image has an adhesive label to accompany it- a title for the presented exercise.
Gallery NF, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic