Chimeral States (Collodion Stills)

The Chimeral States (Collodion Stills) engage with the full metamorphic potential of the human being, in terms of both psychic and physical identity. Serving as the guide or gatekeeper to secret worlds associated with sensuality and vision, the chimera stands at the threshold between the historical and the mythological. The use of the wet-plate collodion process to make physical iterations of actions performed for digital video both accentuates and contrasts the schisms between the classical and the contemporary, the human and the animal, the corporeal and the deific, and the astonishing and the monotonous.