20 x 16 in.
Before stepping on stage, the Japanese Noh performers walk through a hall of mirrors to shed their own identity and adopt their character’s. My photographs attempt to capture this process of crossing ambiguous and permeable boundaries between states of being and perceived realities. In particular, the concept of resurrection is investigated from multiple angles which include supernatural manifestations, grafting of new life on decay, sublimation of flesh into spiritual energy, radiation induced disaster and enlightenment. Subjects tend to be wrapped in natural elements to emphasize their sacred status and their position in a vortex of transformation, which allows the “passage.”
© Michiko K.