by Ahnika Wood + Karina Rovira
"I am too far to see you," -
- “you are too close to see me.''
Air can thicken between people and memory is translucent. So you walk through moments, with a vague tilting sensation. Vast motion is frozen on film and images melt into mirrors around you.
From all angles, there is an interest in proximity and tension between people. Does space connect us or cloud the vision of the other? We dramatically flip scale and distance. The space between the camera and subject is close - we attempt to see each other in brief abstraction. Resulting images become raw material for molding back to life the unseen aura. What feels false later is disintegrated through sanding, ripping and pulling. Fragility and strength are tools for forming nuance; tactile landscapes are coaxed from the surface. Refracted by constructs of dialogue and intimacy, we see and re-see the invisible string that connects us.
Up close, openings and overlaps dance. In the end the viewer is surrounded by floating suggestions, of flux and unease in implicit choreography.
- Ahnika Wood & Karina Rovira