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Split a photographic series by

Bailey Robb


First Edition 2008


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index

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acknowledgments


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“Not only is the self entwined in society, it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.�

- Theodor W. Adorno - Minima Moralia. Reflections from Damaged Life (1951)


The influences of a commodity-driven culture on the landscape is unavoidable. Logos, color schemes, and mass marketing have become more prevalent in our surroundings than that of the natural landscape. It is within our own everyday actions that there lies an opportunity to be freed from the effects and concerns of these influences.

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Stumble I

each panel is a 32x40 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008 (previous page)


Through unregulated movements, such as a stumble, there lies an opportunity to be dislocated and essentially freed from the consciousness of a ‘self.’ This subsequently leads to a split from the surrounding landscape.

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Stumble II each panel is a 32x40 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008 (previous page)


In using diptychs to display the scene, the cyclical effect of the person in the frame who is observing the stumbler is mimicked within that of the viewer, essentially constructing a parallel gaze.

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Stumble III

each panel is a 32x40 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008 (previous page)


The process of having to look from one panel to the other emphasizes this dislocation within the viewing of the photograph, making the looking in this instance, itself a process of stumbling.

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“The other in all his or her forms gives me I. It is on the occasion of the other that I catch sight of me; or that I catch me at: reacting, choosing, refusing, accepting. It is the other who makes my portrait.” - Matthew Goulish – 39 Microlectures


Within our everyday movements there lies the possibility to lose ourselves. This can come as a startle, a strain, an awkward moment between you and another, or countless other instances in which for that instant, there is a split from awareness of body and surroundings. It is at these points that we are able to be truly freed.

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Untitled I

24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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Untitled II

24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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Untitled III

24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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Untitled IV

24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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Untitled V

24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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Untitled VI

24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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Untitled VII 24x30 inch Ultrachrome Print 2008


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index

| on places

Stumble I 09

each panel is a 32x40 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

Stumble II 13

each panel is a 32x40 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

Stumble III 17

each panel is a 32x40 inch ultrachrome print, 2008


index

| on people

Untitled i, from the series Split 25

24x30 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

Untitled V, from the series Split 33

24x30 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

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Untitled III, from the series Split 29

24x30 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

ultrachrome print, 2008

Untitled VI, from the series Split

Untitled II, from the series Split 27

24x30 inch

24x30 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

Untitled VII, from the series Split 37

24x30 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

Untitled IV, from the series Split 31

24x30 inch ultrachrome print, 2008

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bailey robb

split

bailey.robb@gmail.com www.baileyrobb.com


acknowledgments

Bailey would like to thank Wes Kline and Andrea Robbins for their immense help throughout her undergraduate career. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their endless support and willingness to appear in her work with little explanation at the time.

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This book was made under the direction of Andrea Robbins, Assistant Professor of Art Portraiture & Documentary Class, Spring 2008 School of Art and Art History University of Florida Aimee Bonamie Josh Cajinarobleto Karen Cipes Juliane Elin Ensley Gilchrist Patrick Fricano Jessica Hampton Christopher Kristiansen Melissa Macarian Kate Murray Brian Nogues Bailey Robb Shark Senesac Renee Smith

Split  

Split is a monograph of work from the series Split