Set within an unknown time, the undercurrent of tension in this seemingly unruly world is juxtaposed with signs of confidence and curiosity. Looking through the multi-layered dynamics of what it means to be an adolescent, this series is a metaphor for that inner/outer journey of humankind experiencing ‘transition’. What becomes clear is that the journey into new territory can ignite our primitive instincts when we’re pushed to the edge.
This series is currently on exhibition at Z Gallery Arts in Vancouver, B.C. www.zgalleryarts.com
The International Collaboration Project by Francisco Diaz (USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand)
The idea that two artist photographers — one male, the other female — can work together while being separated by a vast ocean, is revolutionary — but such is the nature of this groundbreaking exploration, The International Collaboration Project by Francisco Diaz (USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand).
In pushing boundaries, Diaz + Young’s radical approach to collaborative photomontage is unique in photographic history. Described as “disturbingly beautiful”, they seldom use models, props or set-ups, but create from totally random images. Though separated by more than 8,000 miles, their collaborative process encompasses working together remotely in real time on one piece and viewing through each other’s camera. Their collaboration is based on gender equality to both redress the imbalance of woman in the art world and to infuse their narrative work with a masculine/feminine sensibility.