These photographs are first attempts in the exploration of something new. Playful experiments in response to words and concepts found in two papers, Loop-weighted walk by Tyler Helmuth and Self-attracting self avoiding walk by Alan Hammond and Tyler Helmuth. 

Some of the words/concepts I am directly responding to are: Self-interacting, self-attracting, self-avoiding, random walks, loops, repulsion, loop erasure, spin, bubble chain, memory, zigzag, unwieldy, spacelike, non-empty collections, hyperedges, connectedness, flips, heaps of pieces (I especially like heaps of pieces).

The following recurring themes will also be featured in this work: Reveal and conceal, affect, the use of layers and collage, sound, and the otherworldly/make-believe.


What I find appealing about these words/concepts/themes are their ability to penetrate through the membrane of the mundane. I explore the concept of affect to illustrate the exiting of the mundane, a retelling of a felt experience, even if it is imaginary. 

Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
Chrystal Cherniwchan Self-attracting self-avoiding
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