Amanda Dawn Christie, Off Route 2, 10:30, 35mm, 2011
The sexy spectacle of a car crash is only the beginning. Twisted metal, flowing blood, andbones protruding from broken flesh serve asa mere backdrop to a deeper look at trauma and the often-anticlimactic aftermath of personal tragedy. It is in the peaceful quiet that follows a crash that the banal becomes beautiful and mundane monumental.
As the woman hangs injured and suspended from her seatbelt in the upside down car, she observes beautiful wildlife in the landscape around her and her tragic situation seems at once disconnected from and yet interwoven with the beauty surrounding her.
Artist Website: http://www.amandadawnchristie.ca/
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Cold Cuts Video Festival 2016