SOME/ART : SARAH SCHOENFELD | ALL YOU CAN FEEL
Since the 1950s, we in the western world have increasingly come to understand our most intimate desires and experiences, as the products of a so-called “chemical self”. We are able to explain moods, angers, and diseases both physiological and psychological through an imbalance of substances in the body.
Sarah Schönfeld squeezed drops of various legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto negative film which had already been exposed. Each drop altered the coating of the film. Much like the effect of some of these substances on humans, this can be a lengthy process – sometimes one that can barely be stopped. She then enlarged these negatives including the chemical reaction of the particular drug, to sizes of up to 160 x 200 cm.
Schönfeld explores the possibilities of photography at the frontiers of what can be visually portrayed– the interface between representation and reality.
Currently, Schoenfeld's All you can feel is presented group in Heidelberger Kunstverein.
You can find Schoenfeld's work on the book recently came out :