Our collaborative work questions the convention of defining the edge of ‘self’ at the surface of the skin by suspending moments when bodies merge. Shadows describe the abstract outlines of hybrid beings. Photographs are woven, figures are interlaced, labor is entwined, authorship is complicated. The body as a site of convergence forms the basis of our investigation. Boundaries are pragmatic conventions reinforced by language that assume fixity where there is change. In this perspective, we work toward a softening of borders, and toward the possibility of seeing two things at once.
Julie Anand is currently Associate Professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Damon Sauer is a Senior Full Time Faculty member at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division. Both artists investigate ideas through a diversity of photographic media and technologies. Anand and Sauer received their MFA degrees in photography from the University of New Mexico and began collaborating with one another in 2005.