I Am a Stranger Here Myself (Shades of Grey)


5 framed C-prints (50x 70cm), colored wall
I Am a Stranger Here Myself is both an appendix to and a continuation of the work Without a Cause (Tomas). The title alludes to a quote from director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause), an attempt by Ray to describe himself and his relationship with the “outcasts”, which he often portrays. It becomes a visual study of an alternative music/hardcore-scen—to some parts an extreme homosocial masculine environment with little space for different gender identities. The photographic suite consists of band t-shirts at various stages of washed black cotton and by placing them next to each other, they form a cinema curtain which borrows its iconography/mysticism from early video pioneers such as Kenneth Anger, Harry Everett Smith and the occultist Aleister Crowley.

I Am a Stranger Here Myself (Shades of Grey) is one of two works made in collaboration with Tomas Hemstad and was included in the solo exhibition Without a Cause at Gallery 54 in 2010. The other work is Without a Cause (Tomas)Special Thanks: Tomas Hemstad and Mikael Göthage.Exhibitions: Gallery 54, Gothenburg SE. 

 ©MMXIV Conny Karlsson Lundgren