(US), May, 2014

Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves: Shadows

Book synopsis:

What exactly is a shadow? Is it light tracing an object or the shape a body throws when it comes between a light source and a surface? Is it a metaphor for the intimate, darker side of a person's nature-as Carl Jung postulated-and the unconscious side of one's self, where daemons and secrets are kept hidden or repressed? Is it an allegorical place between darkness and light, death and living? Or is it a state of illusion, like Plato's cave? Is it a verb that means to follow or accompany, or even to spy on? Shadows, a new collaborative series by Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech. Grant's photographs capture Reeves's shadow at times as a silhouette and at others as traces of light as he and the camera move together. In transforming the images into color and reversing light for dark, Grant has made the shadows themselves the source of light. Reeves's texts, written in tandem with the creation of the images, give voice to the multiple manifestations of the shadow: as a projected figure, a place of concealed emotion and an invocation to shadow play.

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GuestThe Darkness and the Light (2014-06-27 21:58:49)
 I am looking forward to this book. I believe that it is particularly interesting that Keanu, as such a public figure, will be represented in shadow. That is to say--behind the images captured by the bright flashes of paparazzi cameras, behind the glass of the limos, in those quiet, still places that are created in the space between light and darkness. Which is, of course, where many of us live. Or, at least, where I seem to. :) Chicfoo
GuestThe space between (2014-06-27 23:04:13)
 I like your words, guest! The book should be pretty interesting!!!!

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