KASEY MEDLIN (Atlanta GA, USA)
Kasey Medlin (b. 1995) is an artist and photographer preoccupied with the past, forever cursing her 20/20 hindsight. Her work focuses on the unreliable nature of memories, our ability to rewrite our past, and the implications this has for our future. Kasey is troubled by the fleeting existence of a photograph in the modern day. Through her search for something more tangible, she has made multiple artist books, zines and, more recently, installations of her photographs. Her work has been exhibited in galleries internationally and across the United States. Kasey lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she spends her free time chasing golden hour, cooking vegetables in too much butter, and forgetting to water her plants.
Blush is a narrative quest to reconcile the past with the present. Depicting a recent yet idealized past, the series presents familiar memories rooted in the dreamlike imagery of nostalgia. It is a cathartic attempt to repurpose the meaning of memories through their inevitably distorted recreations. The result is a grasp at the ineffable.
Practice Statement: How does photographing on film (or using your material photographic process of predilection) inform your artistic practice?
Shooting film slows you down, forcing you to curate and evaluate the creation of a physical object. Waste is discouraged and conceptualization is key. Attempting to recreate my memories in a physical form enabled my reluctance to let go the past during a time of change. Recreating memories as a form of hoarding.