Relevant Realities, Augmented photography, 2018-2019.


For the exhibition MUTE, Stephanie Carranza proposes a series of augmented photography works, entitled Relevant Realities, that expands on the theme of ‘mutate’. Through her photographs, Carranza investigates Ernest Cassirer’s theory of Language and Myth through the interpretations of Susanne K. Langer. Their work emphasizes that human mental activity consists of the continuous creation and re-creation of images and forms. According to Langer, the “transformational nature of human understanding [through the] stream of symbols...constitutes the human mind."

This central principle is, then, regarded by some people as "the great human evolutionary achievement". Relevant Realities offers the viewer a glimpse past mythic symbols, or shapes in nature, to inspirit treks into alternative mindscapes.

The journey prompts questions like, how can we perceive beyond established symbolic forms inherent to the edifice of human culture? More importantly, which tools enable such physiological radicalism to occur from transformational experiences?

Text edited by Alyssa Sorresso 



Relevant Realities No. 1,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
60 x 40 cm




Relevant Realities No. 2,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
60 x 40 cm







Relevant Realities No. 3,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
40 x 60 cm




Relevant Realities No. 4,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
60 x 40 cm





Relevant Realities No. 5,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
60 x 40 cm




Relevant Realities No. 6,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
40 x 60 cm




Relevant Realities No. 7,
Piezo Pro Carbon Print,
Rag Paper, 310 g,
40 x 60 cm





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