Susan kae Grant

 

Susan kae Grant

NIGHT JOURNEY

 

 

Susan kae Grant Nothing Else Is Visible Susan kae Grant Something Needs Constant Attention Susan kae Grant I Don't Remember How He Got In Susan kae Grant She's Trying to Seek Comfort Susan kae Grant She's Grasping Her Behavior Susan kae Grant These Hands Listening Susan kae Grant She Was The Center Of His Universe Susan kae Grant Waiting For The Exact Moment To Respond Susan kae Grant He Tried To Convince Her Susan kae Grant The Consequences Were Unavoidable Susan kae Grant Water Boy Susan kae Grant Genie Lamp Susan kae Grant Joost With Pencil Susan kae Grant She Imagined A Tea Party Susan kae Grant Crown Susan kae Grant They Lived in Private Worlds Susan kae Grant She Didn't Hear A Word He Said Susan kae Grant Jenny Wireball Stand Susan kae Grant Jenny Lawn Chair Susan kae Grant Calla Lillies Susan kae Grant Hand Mirror Susan kae Grant Sherry Box Susan kae Grant Sex is Interrupted Susan kae Grant Idle Curiosity Susan kae Grant A Place to Come Back To Susan kae Grant We Found Each Other's Secret Place Susan kae Grant Seeking Refuge Susan kae Grant Seizing Comfort Susan kae Grant They Had a Plan Susan kae Grant Learning to Fly Susan kae Grant The Memory Lingered Susan kae Grant She Has a Secret Susan kae Grant There is an Understanding Susan kae Grant She's Afraid to Stop

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Night Journey represents a significant collaboration of artistic and scientific inquiry into the nature of dreams, memory and the unconscious. The work is composed of a series of intriguingly haunting large-scale images that re-create the fragmented and multi-sensorial experience of dreaming.

To produce the work, Susan Grant collaborated with sleep researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. To access unconscious visual memory, Grant used herself as subject and was digitally monitored and awakened from REM sleep and then interrogated by trained technicians. Grant used the tapes of these narrative interviews as inspiration to create the imagery for the series.

The shadow gestures depicted in the images suggest a fragmented narrative as they shift in and out of focus, signifying the impermanent quality of the dream state. To create the gestures and narratives inspired by the dream recordings, Grant photographs shadows of models and props in her studio.

The Night Journey series examines the perceptual and psychological aspects of the dream state and provides a pictorial access to the unconscious. It raises universal questions among viewers and re-creates an unexplainable experience all humans share.

Susan kae Grant's images are available in sizes 40 x 52 in editions of 9, or 30 x 52 and 24 x 36 in editions of 20.

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