Terpshicorean III, 2013 | Gareth McConnell

Terpshicorean III, 2013
Edition of 50
20 x 24.8 cm / 8 x 10 in
Fuji Flex Super gloss
Signed, titled & dated on reverse

The ritualised movements of a young dancer are caught in long exposure as he moves his body to the beat (source: a youtube video of a British warehouse party circa 1988). The strobe light and long exposure give the impression of his soul elevating above his head, transcending his awareness of himself as a separate and alone entity. His eyes appear to be closed in bliss and his arm raised in celestial salutation as he symbiotically fuses with his fellow party goers in a transitory state of exaltation in which the outside world and the feelings of separateness from it disappears.