February 4, 1975 |
|Known for||Conceptual art|
|Notable work||Image Atlas, Picture Collection, Black Square, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, Contraband, Zahra/Farah, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Nonfiction, The Innocents|
|Awards||Guggenheim Fellowship, The Alfred Eisenstaedt Award in Photography, International Center of Photography Infinity Award for publication, KLM Paul Huf Award|
I'm interested in the murky areas where there are no clear answers – or sometimes multiple answers. It's here that I try to imagine patterns or codes to make sense of the unknowns that keep us up at night. I'm also interested in the invisible space between people in communication; the space guided by translation and misinterpretation.
In my work, I construct texts and images. Between those two points the blur occurs. Each is altered by the other again and again, back and forth.
My work is drawn to the political but avoids an agenda. There is no inherent critique or support.
I do seem to try to make things harder and harder for myself. In some perverse way, obstacles interest me and I'm drawn to projects that end up being incredibly laborious.