Leaving in a Jet Plane (29 Palms, CA). diptych - Limited Edition 8 of 10


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Size: 7.9 H x 15.8 W x 0.1 in

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Photography: Polaroid, Color and C-type on Other.

Leaving in a Jet Plane (29 Palms, CA). diptych, Edition 2/10

20x20cm, digital C- Print
Zertifikat + Signatur / Certificate + Signature
Artist Inventory Number 787.14, 829.14

In the numerous photographic series, some twenty or so, that occur between 29 Palms and Hitchhikers, Schneider has immersed herself and scrutinised many aspects of suburban, peripheral, and scrubland Amer- ica. Her characters, including herself, are never at the centre of cultural affairs. Such eccentricities as they might possess are all derived from what could be called their adjacent status to the dominant culture of America. In fact her works are often sated with references to the sentimental sub- strata that underpin so much of American daily life. It is the same whether it is flower gardens and household accoutrements of her photo-series Suburbia (2004), or the transitional and environmental conditions depicted in The Last Picture Show (2005). The artist’s use of sentimental song ti- tles, often adapted to accompany individual images within a series by Schneider, show her awareness of America’s close relationship between popular film and music. For example the song ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’, becomes Leaving in a Jet Plane as part of The Last Picture Show series, while the literalism of the plane in the sky is shown in one element of this diptych, but juxtaposed to a blondewigged figure first seen in 29 Palms. This indicates that every potential narrative element is open to continual reallocation in what amounts to a story without end. And, the interchange- able nature of the images, like a dream, is the state of both a pictorial and affective flux that is the underlying theme pervading Schneider’s photo-narratives. For dream is a site of yearning or longing, either to be with o without, a human pursuit of a restless but uncertain alternative to our daily reality. (Mark Gisbourne, Stranger than Paradise)

Keywords: Plane, 29 Palms, Wig, Women, Polaroid, Blue Skies, Flowers, Instantdreams, Leaving

Subjects: Women

Styles: Conceptual, Fine Art, Pop Art

Mediums: Polaroid, Color, C-type

Materials: Other

Prints: Women Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Polaroid Art Prints, Color Art Prints, C-type Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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