Student Work

  • Photography (MFA)

    Christina Labey

    The Enigmatic Heart of Matter

    My thesis is a collection of projects threaded together by investigations of empirical science, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and alchemy. It touches on their ability to speak to our willingness to believe in invisible ideas and matter. Since its invention, photography has existed as the media that aids the human eye in visualizing otherwise invisible matter, such as celestial bodies or microorganisms. I am interested in our willingness to believe the representations that photography offers up. At the heart of my work is the desire to immortalize the moment when one’s beliefs are suspended between the anxiety of proposed truth and the romanticism of that which inevitably remains unknown.