Meghan McInnis (MFA ’08) at A.I.R. Gallery

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Elks Lodge (2008)

Spiritus: our collected breath

Through photography I have explored the inter-connection of social and physical transition, mnemonic resonance, and parallel experience. As part of an ongoing investigation of transitional space, I have photographed the stage areas in underground hardcore punk shows for the past two years. The participatory space in DIY/punk culture is liminal, the line between performer and audience blurred. These images are created the moment the last performer leaves the stage, capturing and solidifying the residual energy from the heightened physical and emotional events having just occurred. The spaces themselves are not meant to be used as venues for musical performance. They act as a temporary concert halls, often used only a few times for this purpose. These spaces often include Mooselodges, VFW Halls, Masonic Temples, living rooms, kitchens, basements, and backyards. The members of the hardcore subculture are in a social transition, which further layers the transitional nature of these spaces.

February 2 – 27, 2011

Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8:30 pm

A.I.R. Gallery

111 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.airgallery.org
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