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Holding on Tight (Chicks and Chicks) - Limited Edition of 10 Photograph

Stefanie Schneider

United States

Photography, Polaroid on Other

Size: 9.4 W x 7.9 H x 0.1 D in

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Holding on Tight (Chicks and Chicks and sometimes Cocks) - 2016 Edition of 10, 20x24cm Digital C-Print, based on an expired Polaroid Artist inventory 19522. Not mounted. The 'Chicks and Chicks and sometimes Cocks' series is part of my Desert Living Project, which encompasses all aspects of organic living including growing your own organic food, self sustainability and regarding the beauty and personality of farm animals and their welfare in an endeavor to connect human needs back to the sources of living. The full circle of Industrialization returns to the homestead. The new series representing my love of all animals. The chicken is a symbol of food to a shrinking part of society today. I've recently built a coop for my 6 chickens and 3 roosters and have got to know what they're like. I've found that they all have distinct different personalities. Some like to hang out with their favorite friend. Others, one in particular loves to be with me especially, her name is 'Charlie Brown'. In other words, I do not eat them. These expired Polaroid photographs express my way of seeing these amazing creatures. As beings who have social structure, who feel and give. Who run in the garden and hang around my terrace because they love people. They jump in my lap to get petted and roll in the dirt for fun. Some might scoff at my claims but try it for yourself before you do. Chickens are amazing and a lovely part of my Californian production space.

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Photography:Polaroid on Other

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:10

Size:9.4 W x 7.9 H x 0.1 D in

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Stefanie Schneider lives and works in the High Desert of California. Stefanie Schneider's scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters. Schneider works with chemical mutations of expired Polaroid film stock. Chemical explosions of color spreading across the surfaces undermine the photograph's commitment to reality and induce her characters into trance-like dream-scapes. Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider's images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made - their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider's images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction. She is currently working on the 29 PALMS, CA. 29 PALMS, CA is a feature film / art piece that explores and chronicles the dreams and fantasies of a group of individuals who live in a trailer community in the Californian desert. A defining feature of the film is the use of still images and the use of voice over. Characters talk to us / themselves / you about their ambitions, memories, hopes, fears and dreams. The film is to be shot using a mix of super 8 and 16mm film stock and Polaroid images. Certain computer-generated effects will also be used to enhance the films surreal mood and to animate its dark humor. Radha Mitchell, Marc Forster, Udo Kier, Max Sharam among others are participating in the project. Stefanie Schneider received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Her work has been shown at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Museum für Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d'Arles.

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