Parsons School of Design. Photography Department.
(sponsoring body)Alexandra Giarraputo
Through working with the idea of isolation, I have come to realize that there is no simple way of defining that state within which one is trapped. It is born out of a question of perception. It is where a search for answers lives, but none are ever presented. A state of unconscious isolation full of different planes of dream and memory. This is the driving force behind my work. It is the desire to leave the conscious reality, to float into another, and the realization that the other is beautiful, but can never be stable. These are my worlds, my engagement with isolation and with ideas of escape and confusion. Is it be possible to exist in a place that is both subtle and serene, yet frightening at the same time? In the words of Ingmar Bergman, “There is only one way to avoid a state of despair and a breakdown. To be silent, and to reach behind the silence for clarity.” It is like, floating through time at a standstill.
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