Alex JD Smith

‘Red Rope Blues’ (from the series: Hypnagogia)

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Paper Size:
53" x 80"

Image Size:
53" x 80" BLEED

Paper:
Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Photo Rag Baryta

Frame:
Museum Shadowbox White NO ACRYLIC

Price:
$3,745.00

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FREE

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Hypnagogia refers to the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. During this period of threshold consciousness, people can encounter a number of unusual phenomena, such as lucid dreaming, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and other multi-modal sensory experiences. My work often attempts to play with notions of the real/unreal, and to explore the space photography occupies somewhere in between. In this sense, the hypnagogic state is analogous to the transitional position of photography; somewhere between art and science, between truth and fiction. In this series, I allowed a particularly vivid episode of sleep paralysis to inform the images, hoping to capture something of the phantasmic quality of the experience in a sequence that combines both staged and spontaneous photographs with intense colours in search of that elusive half-wakeful state.

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