"This project began long before I was aware of it. Going about everyday life while navigating the complexities of long term illness and eventual loss of a parent, I find myself occasionally in a dissociative dreamlike state."

Artist: Casey Joiner
Project: Surrounded By Natural Causes

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"In Surrounded By Natural Causes, I attempt to confront the seemingly absurd dailiness (the title comes from a bizarre obituary that’s meant to be written by an AI bot), and traverse a confusing landscape of remembering and misremembering. It’s unclear to me whether memory can be fully trusted, and I fill those gaps with imagined scenes. This work is a meditation on grief, identity, and familial bonds."


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