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Disorder #5 [20060515|16:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Disorder #5


Dissociation.
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[User Picture]From: tunglov
2006-05-15 15:46 (UTC)
ohhhhhhhhho!₧
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-05-15 16:07 (UTC)
I always find myself looking forward to the next piece in this series with excitement, and it hasn't disappointed!

What is it that you're wearing in this shot (I can't quite make it out in the reduction)? It may not be relevant, but I'm a little curious given that the painting draws from the same palette.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-16 08:37 (UTC)
It's a short-sleeved velvet shirt with an abstract mottled brown and red pattern. You're right, I chose it because it reflected the painting.
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[User Picture]From: cataragon
2006-05-15 16:31 (UTC)
I really like this series, it's been interesting watching it develop. I think my favorite is Depression, so far.

Have you many more to do?

C.

PS. Would you mind if I pimped your pictures on my journal? I think some of my NZ friends would probably quite enjoy some of your stuff.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-16 08:45 (UTC)
I was planning a couple more, but I'm not sure I'm going to do them now. The last two don't seem to have been as interesting as the first three, so I may move on to a new project and let this one alone for a while.

I would be flattered to be pimped, and thank you for offering. All of this stuff is public so I don't mind at all.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-05-15 16:53 (UTC)
im loving this series...i lack words today.

x
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-16 08:48 (UTC)
It's okay. I appreciate that you let me know it's keeping your interest - it really helps. :-)
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2006-05-15 17:19 (UTC)
I like it, a lot - what's the signifigance of the bronze and silver bands in the center, though?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-16 08:52 (UTC)
The painting marks the transition between the color and black-and-white halves of the image. It's meant to represent a confused and violent muddle - the detachment between the person and the emotional states and memories that they fail to recognize as belonging to them. Does that make sense?
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2006-05-16 16:08 (UTC)
Yeah, it does make sense.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-16 08:59 (UTC)
I could be wrong, but I think a lot of people without these disorders experience less extreme versions of their symptoms at certain points during their lives. Emotional detachment, for instance. In any case, thank you - I'm glad you find the images engaging.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2006-05-16 15:08 (UTC)
I don't think you're wrong. In fact, I think you're very, very right. It's part of what makes this series so compelling and an absolutely brilliant idea, whether that was part of the original intent/motivation to begin with or not.

You're on to something. And I'm jealous. But in a good, happy-for-you (and happy for me because I get to SEE THEM) way rather than any of the bad ways.
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From: tdj
2006-05-16 00:16 (UTC)
I've been dealing with dissociation constants all day, so this was rather discomboulating.

Now I'm thinking that I want to write something with a character named Dissociation Constant.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-16 09:02 (UTC)
A superhero! With partner-in-crime, the Annihilation Operator. ;-D
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From: tdj
2006-05-16 21:13 (UTC)
You win Halloween.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:41 (UTC)
I think that was my best costume ever.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-05-16 15:08 (UTC)
I love how you combine colour and black and white here. It works so well for this disorder, and it also works well with tying the series together.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:37 (UTC)
Thank you. I was hesitant to use color, partly because of the failure of the Asperger's image to convey what I wanted without it. In this case, I felt it had a definite purpose, so I went ahead with it.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-05-18 00:20 (UTC)
Hmm, I find myself appreciating the aspergers image more now than I did at first. Are you going to attempt a different shot for it?
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2006-05-16 15:08 (UTC)
Very intriguing. I smile when I look at your polaroids, you look like you had some fun with those.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:39 (UTC)
That was a bit of a pain, actually. The Polaroid I have is quite old, and in order to focus at its minimum distance (2 feet) you have to hold down a button, in addition to needing to press the shutter released. I set up the tripod and assumed a rather awkward position with my arms rounded in order to have the camera far enough away to focus on my face.
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