Thursday, July 9, 2009

kristine thompson

kristine thompson's 'having been there project'. "in these photographs, i respond to the work of deceased artists who addressed issues of self-portraiture, sentiment, and the relationship of their bodies to specific sites. i use an existing photographic reproduction of their work as a starting point—one that leads me on a search to find the location where the original work was made, or that I appropriate as a prop or set for a photograph where I insert my own body into the original scene. i am interested in implying a kind of awkwardness, tenderness, and sense of historical slippage by rubbing shoulders with these ghosts." see more here.

[all kristine thompson. 2007. top to bottom: gordon matta-clark/me/split (detail of left side of diptych). with ana mendieta. ghost (hannah wilke).]