donderdag 24 februari 2011
Sarah Sudhoff is a photographer and educator based in Texas.
Of this series, she writes:
‘At the Hour of Our Death takes as its starting point
Aries’s observation that “death’s invisibility enhances its terror”.
These large-scale color photographs capture and fully illuminate
swatches of bedding, carpet and upholstery marked with the signs
of the passing of human life.
The fabrics which are first removed by a trauma scene clean up crew,
are relocated to a warehouse before being incinerated.
It is in the warehouse that I photograph these fragments
stained with bodily fluids.
I tack each swatch to the wall and use the crew’s floodlights
to illuminate the scene. The images are my attempt to slow
the moments before and after death to a single frame,
to allow what is generally invisible to become visible,
and to engage with a process from which we have become disconnected’.