|Liminal (no. 2) ©Trevor Poudrier 2016|
Exhibition from August 5-September 1, 2016, from 9 am-8 pm, Monday-Sunday. Join us for a closing reception on September 1 from 6-8 pm, Beetnix Superfoods and Juice Bar, 18 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA
Liminal is a photographic series of large format double exposures merging two realities into one, addressing liminal consciousness, or the time between waking and sleeping. Each image combines a scene from Savannah (for familiarity), with a first person POV shot of my resting body under a red comforter. The result uses the nonverbal language of photography to relate the deeply personal experience of duality while projecting one's consciousness via out of body experience or astral projection.
The images are dark; so dark that the image is at times barely visible. These heavy shadows emphasize the fleeting, ephemeral nature of liminal consciousness. This allows the viewer’s mind to expand into the void, just as it does when they let their thoughts wander in a daydream or reverie. Ultimately this is the goal of Liminal: to act as a catalyst for consciousness projection. What is being addressed is the evolution of the the way the viewer observes an image, or at least another technique which can be used to observe.
Some type of active participation is required on the viewer’s behalf to achieve this technique, but as previously suggested, the effort is equal to that of daydreaming. Observe the image and relax, letting the mind go where it pleases. Then come back to the image, maintaining a sense of presence in this physical space. Each daydream is a projection, however exciting or banal it may be. Repeating this process while viewing and spending more time transitioning between the state of reverie and physical awareness, results in a more profound experience for the viewer.
For more work by this artist, visit www.trevormakesart.com