Infrared photographs.

Inspired by the works of George Bataille and Maurice Blanchot about solitude, community and communion, Infra- tries to deindividualize the subject, who loses his identity as he merges with a community in a state of trance.

Topakian used a digital transformed camera so it is sensitive to infrared. In the pitch-black darkness of dance parties, she sheds light on her subjects by using infrared lighting, which is invisible to the human eye. Aking to a spy or a hunter, she lies waiting for moments of abandonment in the dancers. Their shapes look ghostly, emerging from the dark for just an instant.

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