We would like to welcome students, faculty, and staff to the library, while wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing, to see the current exhibition in the Library Gallery, by Trina Fernandez: Decathexis.
Coming from the disconnect of unrequited love, I returned to the dying medium of photography in order to capture my desire for connection and to heal myself of this longing. Using properties familiar to both art and physical healing (ie: tape, glue, charcoal, etc...) I created an image with depths of focus, that forced me to probe the questions concerning the rebirth of a photograph, the cure for obsession, and the decimation of infatuation. Decathexis is the withdrawal of one's feelings of attachment in anticipation of a future loss, this loneliness is where I situate myself, somewhere between desire and death.
- Slideshow, Darise Alexander
- Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes
- A Lover's Discourse: Fragments, Roland Barthes
- Erotism, Georges Bataille
- Story of The Eye, Georges Bataille
- A Spy in The House of Love, Anais Nin
- Little Birds, Anais Nin
Stay healthy and stay safe,