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.