How can photographs make visible the invisible? How do artists conjure the absent or the deceased in their images? How can we engage with such work during the current pandemic?
This program, organized by BRIC and Green-Wood, begins with artists Corinne Botz and Sarah Sweeney sharing how their respective art practices engage with the history of photography and its relationship to mortality, the invisible, and remembrance. From lactation rooms, to haunted domestic spaces, to the homes of individuals with agoraphobia, Botz photographs spaces with layered invisible, marginalized, and traumatic histories. Sweeney creates digital interventions that inject the unseen and unspoken into photographs—making visible desire, anxiety, fantasy, and loss—sharing narratives that have been exiled from our memory objects and archives.
Afterward, Bethany Tabor, our Death Cafe moderator, will divide attendees into small groups and facilitate discussion about how our photographs take on new meanings in this time of social distancing and isolation.
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