Dana L. Walker

Series Entry 20.1


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.2


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.3


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.


Dana L. Walker

Series Entry 20.4


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.5


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.6


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.


Dana L. Walker

Series Entry 20.7


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.8


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.9


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.


Dana L. Walker

Series Entry 20.10


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.

 


Karissa Hahn

Series Entry 20.11


Description

Series_20

Dana L. Walker & Karissa Hahn

Every room contains an accretion of memory. Generations of tidying up. Humans coming and going. Lights turned on, off. New furnishings replacing the old. Nothing extraordinary need take place. It is the perceived passage from one contained moment into the next. For those intimate with the room, it becomes a storehouse of layered experience added dimension through slight variations in reoccurring action and familiar impression.

In this series, the space and borders between these accreted layers is what most interests photographer Dana L. Walker and filmmaker Karissa Hahn. Walker’s initial starkly lit images hone the eye on dim fixtures in shadowed bedrooms, then shift the focus in later entries to the bright sterile hallways and ceiling ducts of empty commercial buildings. Videos made by Hahn attempt to recreate a similar sense of suspension and deceptive banality, only to productively fail in the process. The bed can never be fully made and situated in time. Fans installed to blow curtains as seen in Walker’s frames serve as an obstacle that unexpectedly injures the artist in the process of setting up a scene. The resulting negotiation between ‘still life’ instance and never ending drive forward through the passages of moment-after-moment ultimately resolves in a shared embrace by both artists to eschew notions of focus or mirroring in favor of more organic fragmentation and mixed perspective. Reflecting this gradual change in approach, the captured settings and environments of the entries become more expansive as well. Initial closed interiors ultimately open up to an outdoor city corridor of steel, concrete and grass stretching into the distance. Spaces and borders between layered moments have become more fluid, while still remaining mysteriously connected. Memory and image loosen their rigidity and hold, which allows for rich inconsistencies to emerge outside that first dim room of recurrence.