What DO animals do when we’re not watching? With camera and motion capture technology we’ve been able to catch some glimpses into their world. This series plays with the idea that there is some unseen magical dance that we never get to see. My Dad is a photographer and my husband is an animator and I’m hypersensitive about photos and how they can be manipulated, creating a false narrative - destructive or fanciful or somehow describing a deeper truth. These images are ripped from the web and digitally manipulated, then bitmapped and silkscreen printed in the Wassaic Project shop. Each step along the way corrupts the image and introduces elements out of my control that create a visual veil removing us from the original image. The images below are from Algeria, Belize, India and Congo, all from motion activated cameras in national parks.
I believe in magic. And I believe in the power of what we feel and cannot quantify.