(b. 1987, San Diego, CA. Lives and works in San Diego)
“I often think about embodiment, sight, perception, reality, and first-person experiences. As humans, we are so alone in our bodies and minds yet also so connected to one another.” In our lonely connected world, Caity Fares thinks it’s increasingly difficult for people to see each others’ points of view. Her solution: “I built an analog camera out of a discarded mannequin head.” It’s a metaphorical stand-in for a human. Her camera “sees” the earth in a different way than we do. Light waves impress colorful blemishes onto the film, a newly realized terrain. “The photographs showcase recognizable markers in harsh horizon lines and ethereal fog banks but never fully reveal a fixed locality.” With their vivid colors and sumptuous shapes, Fares’ inviting landscapes suggest that if you need a new world, just invent one.