The photographic series, Collections, focuses on attempts at connection and our desire to truly know one another. Despite the ultimate impossibility of this, we repeatedly seek to escape the boundaries of our own skin and penetrate realities not our own. Ideas surrounding the search are also integral to this series. The quest ever shifting, we search for each other, for understanding, for answers and when the answers elude us and we can no longer define the quest, we wait. The aggression of the search gives way to the passivity of the queue. This work also highlights an ongoing interest in the dynamic of the individual within the group and the interplay between collective and individual identities. Though we collectively move in a procession through this spectacular show of moments, feelings and thoughts, we stand alone to contemplate it. The idea of being unable to, or to choosing not to see beyond one’s self and that this inability to see also then implies an invisibility is conceptually rich to me.
Lindsay Page is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist working primarily in photography and video installation. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has appeared in publications including the New Yorker (2009), Emergence: Contemporary Photography in Canada (2009) Flash Forward (2008) and Camera Austria (Spring 2007). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a 2010 Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist grant. She lives and works in Toronto.