Entry Title: "Ghost in a shell"
Name: Mark Roemisch , United States
Category and Expertise: Collage, Non-Professional
Entry Description: "Ghost in a shell" explores the boundaries of identity between living subjects and their gender, and artificial environments. My subjects are nude and stripped from their material sources of identity so that they interact at their most basic, human and animal level. What become magnified are their gender and the attitude in which the subjects explore his or her surroundings.
In a multiple layered process the photographs of the subjects are physically manipulated, then brought back to the original place where they were taken, so that they start to merge visually into their surrounds as the subject did during his/her own exploration of the spaces. Their identities become intertwined and finite.