On absence



Photography

June Kim



Model

Anne Lin


A year-long trial of creating forms that pursue feeling over purpose. I meditate on the body as a vessel holding proof of growth while enduring phases of emptying, removal; an accumulation of absence. 

Absence implies prior occupancy of something positive, negative or all else in-between. The sensation manifests as an ache, oddly familiar despite it’s subject. Sometimes the ache is liberation, revealing an unexpected need. Other times, oppressive – a piece lost of yourself, disconnection, subtraction of potential. I pursue the residue left from these experiences, conceiving of body as vessel to empty, to fill, providing space for both sensations of wholeness and absence.





















           
                        to conserve, conceal
                        to empty


                        to soften
                        to repair
                        to heal

           























comfort in predictability
comfort in predictability
comfort in predictability
comfort in predictability











the point of relief









the discipline to witness
moments of unexpected lightness






space         to        come                 undone
space to ache
space                to               feel
space to need






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