Geography of Transparencies
Taylor Alaina Liebenstein Smith & Christopher Alexander Kostrisky Gellert, 2022
This series of photopolymer prints printed by Taylor Alaina Liebenstein Smith, integrating text from the poems Geography of Transparencies and The moons is a place by Christopher Alexander Kostrisky Gellert, is part of an ongoing project which questions our relationship to the disappearance of diverse life forms as we continue to collect and preserve specimens in vitrines and cages. It is an invitation to let go of our domination of other species, to forego collection and to blur our vision. Layers of text and image are conceived as geographic strata that mediate between what is hidden beneath the earth’s surface, and the transformation of this energy as it emerges from the ground.