Here and There

Produced by: Fiona Lenz
Coaches: Lynn JohnsonMichaela Holland

A person can be present physically, but when they let their mind wander, they also are somewhere else entirely. This project explores the altered state of consciousness that Sigmund Freud described as “a tool to experience repressed desires and instincts that [aren’t] acceptable in our waking world.” As an escape from the stress and pressures of every day, this strategy detaches people from their reality. In the following diptychs, each portrait is juxtaposed with an image that evokes an emotion in the fantasy.