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01.14.11 A Reasonable Facsimile opens at Augsburg College

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The second showing of A Reasonable Facsimile opened at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN on January 10th.  I couldn’t make it to the first show in Illinois, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to see the exhibit in my first hometown.  If you find yourself in Minneapolis on the 21st, it would be great to see you at the reception.  And then we can celebrate with a few Moscow Mules at the Red Stag Supper Club.

(reprinted from 09/18/10) Earlier this year I was honored to be chosen as one of twelve photographers to participate in  A Reasonable Facsimile, a project created by Michelle Westmark.  This “game of visual telephone” began in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a photograph taken by Michelle.  She then sent a 4×6 postcard of the image to the next photographer in the chain.  This photographer interpreted the image with an original image, and sent a 4×6 postcard of the new image to the next photographer.  The project proceeded around the country in this fashion and ended in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  It is important to note that each photographer only saw the image that they received in the mail.  The progression of the chain was not revealed until all twelve photographers had finished.

New York was stop number seven.  The postcard I received was from Charlotte, North Carolina, and I carried it with me everywhere I went for two weeks trying to decipher its meaning.  It was a self-portrait taken on Cinco de Mayo in the photographer’s home.  The subject was pictured looking out her balcony — it was personal, but at the same time distant.  I responded by making a photograph called “In Bed” that was sent to Delaware.  To learn more about the project and view the entire chain please visit the website I created for the project: www.facsimileproject.com.

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Written by Sarah Stacke

January 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

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  1. Oh man, I wish it was going up over July 4th! I forgot to ask you why you were going home…now I know! Congrats! What a fun project to be a part of. Love your response shot- it’s really beautiful.

    Emily

    January 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  2. Went over and looked at the exhibit. It is kick-ass.

    Bob (Sarah’s dad)

    Robert Stacke

    January 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm


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