Recoil by Sarah Knobel

Issue 115

Coming from a place of uncertainty, division, and flux, the photographs and video artworks in this series explore the pauses and connective moments that take place within the motion of any mechanism. In this liminal state, the familiar becomes subtly unfamiliar or inexplicable, as I explore what is real versus imagined, artificial versus natural, and beautiful versus grotesque.

Experimenting with scale, time, detail, blur, reflection, color, and overlay is a large part of my current discourse. In a world of hyper-documentation, where facts can be distorted and truths easily misconstrued, I use photography to show how time creates variables that skew perception. Recoil offers playful enquiries into the mystery of the ordinary.

Sarah Knobel lives and works in Potsdam, New York.  
To view more of Sarah’s work, please visit her website.

 Two Heads

Two Heads

 
 Mirror #2

Mirror #2

 
 Bag #2

Bag #2

 
 Twig #1

Twig #1

 
 Mirror #1

Mirror #1

 
 Towel #1

Towel #1

 
 Foil #6

Foil #6

 
 Gord #1

Gord #1

 
 Bag #1

Bag #1

 
 Hands #3

Hands #3

 
 Twig #2

Twig #2

 
 Hands #2, still from video

Hands #2, still from video

 
 Installation of Mirror/Cosmic

Installation of Mirror/Cosmic

 
 Foil #3, still from stop animation

Foil #3, still from stop animation

 
 Foil #4, still from stop animation

Foil #4, still from stop animation

 
 Foil #2, still from stop animation

Foil #2, still from stop animation