Symbiotic Faces

Both of the works listed below were brought to my attention by eflux.

L.A. Raven, “Mindless Living,” 2011. Video Still.


Barbara Hammer, “Sync Touch,” 1981.

I found it very interesting that within a 24 hour period such similar images came to my attention. That being said. The two video stills prove how distinct such seemingly similar ideas can be. L.A. Raven’s image is so smooth, almost sculptural, and arranged. Hammer’s image seems more like a cropped version of a quick photo taken of two people–it is more raw. I wonder if Hammer’s photo is meant to look like the same person at two different ages. Read about L.A. Raven’s work here and Barbara Hammer’s here.

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