contagion event 1924 2015 (installation shot)

contagion event 1924, 2015

family photographs, frame, ladder

image by Joseph Carr

A ladder allows the audience to view framed photographs hung high on the wall of the gallery. In the images a young girl’s companion┬áhas, it seems, changed into a donkey. The ladder creates a precarious intimacy between the figures in the photographs and the viewer. Meanwhile the positioning of the images out of reach protects the audience from the contagious magic that is seemingly being enacted in the photographs.