The phenomenon of static electricity is the result of an imbalance of electrons on the surface of an object. When it occurs, the object is no longer in a state of electrical neutrality; it carries an invisible attractive charge.
The project has its origins within the context of routine studio maintenance. Initially, scraps of discarded negatives - bad exposures, experiments, empty sections of film, and so on - happened to cling (due to static electricity) to a sheet of acetate…. The results were unexpected but proved serendipitous, and so she photographed the chance arrangement. […] Images that were presumed to be dead and gone are resurrected; bathed in the light of rebirth. (via)
My work began as an exploration to exclude the idea of color as race from my paintings by removing “color” but still portraying racialised bodies as objects to be viewed through portraiture. I stage specific scenes of social ascent, and racial descent that chart the psychology and performance of identity with a particular attention to notions of social exclusion and assimilation. (via)