The "Dissociation Summers" photoshoot was styled, produced, and photographed in the JUPITER XI Apparel art and music venue I operated from May-August 2016 in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
Below are images of the exterior and interior rooms which I designed, painted, and built from the pre-existing interior.
"Dissociation Summers" drew inspiration from the environment I created in my venue. I examined the phenomena of dissociation- blurring the space where the body ends and the environment begins. Living and working in the venue, my interior world of fantasy was translated into my exterior environment.
The photoshoot was also inspired by the idea of camouflage. All of the prints on the clothing pieces I designed were taken from paintings I have made. In many of the portraits of the models against the paintings there is no shadow. My paintings capture digital landscapes where icons are floating in context-less space. The subject and background are rendered in bright additive colors, much like the ones we see on screens.
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