2018 IAF AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
Artist Official Entries
Ariana ChavesAtlantic Beach NY USA
A witness — a space as a visual reminder, privy to histories you may never be able to uncover or bury. These close encounters present a fear of forgetting and/or the fear of being unable to forget. A repetition of a cycle — an endless transience. A pattern either grounding in its predictability or dizzying in its faults. A resilience found in instability, and an optimism in anticipation. The uncanny can exist in the unknowable parts of mundane objects, walls, and spaces that can often seem more alive than the bodies who routinely interact with and pass through them. Yet the uncanny cannot exist without the notion of that which is knowable: in familiar objects and spaces too close to us to possibly identify the unknown that makes them so unnerving. A corner, a wall, or a box becomes sinister.