the epiphany of states
The Epiphany of States examines the ambiguity of human expressions using pornography as a starting point.
Working like a collector, I have amassed
screen captures of pornographic actors in states of orgasm, and
re-photographed them to narrow in on their heightened expressions. By
re-appropriating and splicing from their original context, I have
liberated these images of intense fulfillment and pleasure, from their
original associations. Allowed a freerer interpretation, these
expressions may also be perceived as pain and anguish.
While these series of images tries to understand how one expression can mean two emotions on the opposite spectrum, it also contemplates on the possible confusions that arise when expressions are perceived.
This work is also available as a photobook.