Dalia Amara
I'm Alive But, 2012

I'm Alive But, 2012
Archival Pigment Print

Apex, 2013

Apex, 2013
Archival Pigment Print

Cold Suppression, 2012

Cold Suppression, 2012
Archival Pigment Print

Projection, 2013

Projection, 2013
Archival Pigment Print

Relative Space, 2013

Relative Space, 2013
Archival Pigment Print

Oh, You Were So Real, 2012

Oh, You Were So Real, 2012
Archival Pigment Print

Disconnect, 2013

Disconnect, 2013
Archival Pigment Printt

Lipstick Remnants, 2013

Lipstick Remnants, 2013
Archival Pigment Print

Shit And Perfume, 2013

Shit and Perfume, 2013
Archival Pigment Print

I'm Awake But, 2013

I'm Awake But, 2013
Archival Pigment Print

Death As If

Toward the end of her cancer, my mother received hospice care at home. Her dying, then comatose, and eventually deceased body was on a bed in the living room. This room was open and visible from the kitchen and the staircase to the bedrooms. The vulnerability of human mortality was omnipresent.

In Death As If, I stage photographs in my apartment that explore the human desire to control nature and environments despite our lack of control over our own mortality. The metaphorical scenes in these images are influenced by my own anxiety following the untimely death of my mother.