Erin Davis: Stasis 1-8

Erin Davis

This series explores the implications of navigating new environments while in a state of travel on varying organizational levels.  The jarring disorientation of spaces alien to previous experience, especially space constructed from fragments of said experiences, often leads to endless repetition, erratic attempts to avoid the unknown, or paralysis while internal functions attempt to continue progression.  Through the placement of microscopic organisms found in water samples on the floors of the NYC subway within new environments constructed on a minute scale, these works shed light on the analogous patterns that exist between the interactions microorganisms have with new environments and the unconscious state of becoming humans exist in while traveling from place to place.