Leaping Darkness | Anna Daedalus + Kerry Davis
April 2 – 29, 2015 | Littman Gallery
Reception: Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 5–8pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 6:30–8pm
Curated by Cass Ray
Through folding, cutting and variously altering life-size photograms of human figures, these constructions introduce cinematic movement, three-dimensionality and abstract elements into two-dimensional still images. Each piece acts as a fractured film frame that flickers and jumps to the next, while a persistence of vision recomposes them into a whole. This host of camera-less photographic sculptures solemnly processes along the gallery walls, simultaneously emerging from and sinking back into the darkness, which itself seems to be alive.
Collaborators Daedalus and Davis began working together in 2011 as part of 13 Hats, a collective of artists and writers in Portland, Oregon. Anna and Kerry are multi-disciplinary artists working primarily in photography who utilize alternative, analog and digital technologies to explore such themes as the atomic era, embodiment and perception.
Photo documentation by Kerry Davis