I celebrated 4-20 with a little self-discovery at SpaceTaker. As part of its SpeakEasy series (which is a great way to learn about and meet local artist in every discipline), Carrie Schneider discussed her art projects, which involve discovering and defining the self at various levels.
On a personal level, she delves into the essence of being over time in the project, A Self-Compassion. In this series of works, she converses with projected images of her younger self as toddler, pre-schooler, teenager. Perhaps in an attempt to capture some of the kinesthetic memories of her childhood, she retraces old letters and diary entries. The series is rounded out with photographs that consist of contemporary photographs of her superimposed on photographs from her youth.
|Repeated Physiogmony, March 2009|
video stills from video projected on photographs
|Stage Exchange Houston, TX April 2010|
|Story Trading: |
(Left) Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD May 2009
(Right) Labotanica, Houston, TX June 2010
To a greater or lesser degree, you'll find that they involve fresh approaches to the challenge of identifying oneself in various economic, social, political, and personal contexts. And that's a good thing.