Nathan Baker: Rupture (part one) at RS Gallery

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September 15th-October 20th
Reception: September 15th 6pm-9pm

In Being and Time, Heidegger describes the “Present at Hand” as a situation that arises when things break down; when the routine of life pauses and the door is opened for basic, unmediated humanity to step in and replace the automata of contemporary rigor. Such moments are inflections on how we function on a most basic level, without the societal and psychological influences that we have grown to rely upon.

This work, titled Rupture, Part One aims to portray this idea visually. Consisting of Large Format Color Photography, Video, and Sound Installation, the work approaches this idea from multiple angles. Two distinct veins of photographic work describe both a first person perspective that presents the viewer with a representation of Present at Handedness, and a voyeuristic perspective that allows the viewer the spectacle of watching another in the thrall of this experience. Thirdly, a meditation on the context of this moment – a direct comparison between before, after, and during the experience that defines the banality that exists outside of this moment, is provided by the video work.

Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Hours: 11AM-6PM Wed-Sat

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