Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. Art. Film. Through dialogue and reflection, an exhibition which took place at the Camera Club of New York in April 2014, I see in the sea nothing except the sea. I don't see a shore. I don't see a dove., is reconsidered. The document tells us nothing. Let's begin there. Now, what is the site? Is it here or is it there? How do we tell this story? A conscious choice is made to tell it otherwise—to mull over media, memorial, technology, detention. That which is unseen begins to leak, and slowly we begin to see: blue, white, foam, waves. The tide is rising. Can we separate art and the way we choose to live? How do we rearrange our desires?
Designed by Zeynab Izadyar. With essays by Allen Frame, Malene Dam, Nicole Salazar, Amin Husain, and Nitasha Dhillon (MTL), and additional contributions from Diego Sierralta, Felisia Tandiono, Gabriela Salazar, Bridget de Gersigny, Zee De Gersigny, Marina Berio, Carlos Motta, Samira Yamin, Adam Golfer, and Ashley Hunt.
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About the Author
Heather M. O'Brien is a Los Angeles based artist, educator and organizer who works with photography, text, performance, and publications. She questions how life is impacted by the current political landscape, where media and capital form a complex relationship between the national and the global. Her work considers a re-telling of the patriarchal History she was taught growing up, while investigating our shared visual moment—a fractured space where corporate interest too often penetrates the optical experience. She is a founder of the Work Progress Collective in New York, and a member of School of Echoes in Los Angeles. She holds a BA from Loyola University New Orleans, an Advanced Certificate from the International Center of Photography in New York, and an MFA in Photography and Media from CalArts. She has received various grants and awards including a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space residency grant on Governors Island, NY; a fellowship with the Jamaica Center of Arts and Learning in Queens, NY; and a Women's Studio Workshop studio fellowship in Rosendale, NY. Her work has been exhibited at the The New School (New York, NY); Counterpath (Denver, CO); Bronx River Art Center (New York, NY); the Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY); the International Center of Photography (New York, NY); and the Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle, WA). She is currently a photography professor at California State University Long Beach and Moorpark College.