Ellen An Su
From Elegy To Seeds
From Elegy To Seeds is a composition photography project of gender, space, nature and myth with literary metaphor and manipulation of self restraint. Within the limitations of photography, this series attempts to explore the relationship between poetics, psychoanalysis and metaphor. The mythology and surface tensions that govern images subjective experience, are fragments of an ultimate, unknowable tension not knowing what waited on the other side, trying to arrive at a widened sense of poetry to swing out over the vastness of possibility. To tell the unexpected, the rupture in the fabric of existence, grow to something of great constancy of spirituality and poetics. The divergent ambivalence, metaphor of unconscious, fear and suppression of trauma echo the inner identity vitality, triggering meditation on spirituality, trace and time. The fragmentary female body, the transcendental experience, inspires a gentle contradiction, representing a container that can swallow and absorb the consciousness of a moment, holding simultaneously what has fallen and will fall.
Julia Albrecht • Ellen An Su • Benjamin Bird • Guanling Chen • Zhiyu Chen • Andreea Chitan • Elissa Jane Diver • Sarabeth Domal • Thomas Jenkins • Noa Klagsbald • Lea Lerma • Ou Lin • Alice Oliver • Til Han Qingshan • Jakob Storm • Can Sun • Zhen Tang • Jesus Torio • Yudi Wu • Isabelle Young •