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Shadows

Alexandra Grant

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ISBN 10: 3869308273 / ISBN 13: 9783869308272
Published by Steidl Gerhard Verlag Feb 2016, 2016
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Neuware - What exactly is a shadow Is it light tracing an object or the shape a body throws when it comes between a light source and a surface Is it a metaphor for the intimate, darker side of a person's nature, the unconscious side of one's self, where daemons and secrets are kept hidden or repressed Is it an allegorical place or state of being, somewhere between darkness and light, living and dying Or is it a state of illusion, like Plato's cave Is it a verb that means to follow or accompany, or even to spy on Shadows, a new collaborative series by Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech. Grant's photographs capture Reeves's shadow at times as a silhouette and at others as traces of light as he and the camera move together. In transforming the images into color and reversing light for dark, Grant has made the shadows themselves the source of light. Reeves's texts, written in tandem with the creation of the images, give voice to the multiple manifestations of the shadow: as a projected figure, a place of concealed emotion, and an invocation to shadow play. 112 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783869308272

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Title: Shadows

Publisher: Steidl Gerhard Verlag Feb 2016

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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What exactly is a shadow? Is it light tracing an object or the shape a body throws when it comes between a light source and a surface? Is it a metaphor for the intimate, darker side of a person's nature-as Carl Jung postulated-and the unconscious side of one's self, where daemons and secrets are kept hidden or repressed? Is it an allegorical place between darkness and light, death and living? Or is it a state of illusion, like Plato's cave? Is it a verb that means to follow or accompany, or even to spy on? Shadows, a new collaborative series by Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech. Grant's photographs capture Reeves's shadow at times as a silhouette and at others as traces of light as he and the camera move together. In transforming the images into color and reversing light for dark, Grant has made the shadows themselves the source of light. Reeves's texts, written in tandem with the creation of the images, give voice to the multiple manifestations of the shadow: as a projected figure, a place of concealed emotion and an invocation to shadow play.

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An interesting study that sheds light (literally) onto the many manifestations a shadow can have―a projected figure, concealed emotion, or otherwise. (Devon Ivie Interview)

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