Lauren Seatter-Messer

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“You find yourself in a grey-black drizzle of static, a haze of crackle. Why is it always raining? Or is that just the sound of the television, turned to a dead channel?”

(Fisher, M. 2014)

Through considering motifs of isolation and detachment, and concepts of melancholia and lost utopianism, my work examines periods in my life where I have experienced a sense of dissociation from myself, my environment, and from people I have otherwise felt close to. In revisiting these spaces physically and from memory, I am creating a body of work which documents my attempts to reconnect myself with such places, through sensory interaction in the space itself. Working primarily with processes in photography and film, I hope to gain insight perhaps as to why these spaces have such resonance with me.