Photography by Kate Stone
Text by Grace Hong
At the Seams is a gradual discovery of the self when surrounded by others. The viewer unearths lines that subtly overlap, and dubious shadows that fall in unlikely places, objects that seem to shift their perspective under your eye. Preconceived vision is interrupted to give new perspective. Using a few photographs to recreate the same space, Kate Stone disrupts the coherence between our imagination and what our eyes see, creating a sense of disconcerting familiarity. Still, as the photographs retain enough semblance to reality, the viewer is able to latch onto this relation and begin rationalisation.
At the Seams is more than an interrogation of perspectives, but rather, a culmination of perspectives—immediately alien yet familiar enough to be accessible at the same time. The viewer locates his viewpoint amidst a collective of experiences, exposing him to others beyond his individual perspective. What we receive are glimpses into another’s spatial experience of the same scene, stitched together in a montage of memory.