Category Archives: The Twin Effect

Post 355: Color Flare

Pussy Willow, 2 Views, January 19, 2013

Pussy Willow, Two Views, January 19, 2013

With the installation work, I wanted to implicate the viewer in a phenomenological situation where the experience is more physical and direct. I wanted the visual aspect of the work to engage the viewer in a physical, sensual, maybe even emotional way; the associations and search for meaning come after that. And although the title might direct your attention to one aspect of the work, I hope the work remains open enough to allow different interpretations.

     – Mona Hatoum, Interviewed in Bomb Magazine 63, Spring 1998. Citation.

 

Show Info: Debora Miller’s installation I’m Not Me, She’s Over There, and its companion outdoor piece Horizon Grid (viewable 24/7), is up until February 22nd at Susan Hensel Gallery. Open Mondays 10-5, and by generous appointments.

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Resting Up After The Opening

Reb & Deb, Resting by Joe Miller, January 12, 2013

Reb & Deb, Resting by Joe Miller, January 12, 2013

My show, I’m Not Me, She’s Over There, is a result of an ongoing project first conceived in 2006. In this exhibit I have been able to explore my interest in alternative presentation of photography to create a totally unique environment. The viewer is able to experience my photography in various ways; projection, immersive environment, intimate peepholes, backlit transparency, and the transformation of the exterior windows as massive light boxes – a public art component that shifts as the daylight comes and goes and nighttime rules the light.

I want to give a big shout out to the following great folks that helped make the exhibit come together in the final push:

Karen, Mala, Beth, Crystal, Andy, Roan, James, Julia, Corey, Emilie, Dad, Reb and Susan.

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Flight of Fancy

Wing & Cloud Pair, December 30, 2012

Wing & Cloud Pair, December 30, 2012

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Twin Effect: 24

Two Train Cars (Utah, 2006), December 28, 2012

Two Train Cars (Utah, 2006), December 28, 2012

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Twin Effect: 23

Navajo Twin Rocks, Bluff, Utah, 2006

Navajo Twin Rocks, Bluff, Utah, 2006 (for BGC)

What excites you most about photography?

I love being totally in the moment, when everything comes together and is just right. You actually see things clearer. But I can spend weeks in the park without ever seeing anything interesting and I never know whether it is because it simply isn’t there or because I just didn’t see it.

– Rineke Dijkstra, from an interview in Image Makers/Image Takers

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Twin Effect: 22

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Paperwhites, December 26, 2012

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Twin Effect: 21

Snow Window Pair, December 25, 2012

Snow Window Pair, December 25, 2012

Two halves combined to make a whole.

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The Twin Effect: 20

Two Silos with Wires, 2012

Two Silos with Wires, December 16, 2012

I am keeping on feeling hungry for the binary dualism. It is fascinating to look at older images (the source image for this was shot in 2007), and find my eye is newly curious and satisfied.

 

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The Twin Effect: 19

Winter Diagonal, 2012

Winter Diagonal (2007), December 2012

I am a little homebound after another run to the hospital on Tuesday. Again recovering and out for short dog walks – not photo excursions.

However, if I was out and about, I would have taken this picture today. It is originally from 2007  – shot in the same week I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This picture was taken in Western Minnesota. We were on a day trip, and I was completing final shooting for my first projection artwork.

Here: I love what I can only describe as binary dualism.

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Twin Effect: 18

Vignetted Trees with Wire, November 2012

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