Anxiety of Influence
When the body is photographed, a particular kind of blurring occurs between the corporeal form and the sculptural one: monochromatic flesh appears to harden like stone, fractures, and breaks apart. Like a dismembered statue, the photographic body is reduced to fragments as it separated from its context. At the same time, plaster and marble figures begin to assume an uncanny resemblance to living bodies. “The Anxiety of Influence” considers this conflict, questioning the point at which a one form ends and the phantasm of another begins.