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Evan La Londe



It’s true, there’s an intimacy between the object and its shadow, but the presence of one should not precede the other. What if we only saw the shadow, creeping back to its source? As it approached the object from which it came, it would begin to look like it, impersonate it. But can we trust the mime? There must be some sort of interference between the two, something there we're not seeing. That shadow really looks like that thing that I know, but it's not, it's something else. So at what point does the shadow begin to describe, to fill in for words? It's like that feeling you have when you walk through the dark and you feel the presence of something right before you bump into it.

A photograph might be one result of this, but there must be others -- too many things happen in that moment of contact. I just want to know why it starts to look that way, and why sometimes touching can be seeing.