Karissa Lang’s series of manipulated photographs, “I Was Here,” presents snap-shots of hazy memories from her own childhood in which she is the absent protagonist. Lang replaces the index of her physical body with some of the classic obscuring aesthetics of the photographic medium, namely, over-exposure and darkness. The eerie glow emanating from her face  represents an inward movement associated with time-travel, as pieces of memories are reconstructed with her true sense of identity missing at the core. In other areas, her body is blacked out into a type of  flattened silhouette, another indication of the gap that separates these family records from her physical body and memory.

Cousins

Cousins 

 

City On A Hill

City On A Hill

 

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

 

City On A Hill #2

City On A Hill #2

 

Little Sound

Little Sound 

 

Homonculous

Homonculous 

 

Swing Back

Swing Back

 

Nuclear Bomb-1

Nuclear Bomb

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Karissa Lang is an artist and writer who makes work about the spiritual world, serendipitous strangers, and women who misbehave.

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