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ATA Window Gallery: Sehnsucht by China Langford

August 1, 2021 - August 30, 2015

ATA Window Gallery: Sehnsucht: Slide Projections by China Langford

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, 7-9pm

Sehnsucht: Slide Projections by China Langford

Sehnsucht is a German word with no equivalent English translation. It is roughly akin to nostalgia or longing, but in English these terms are related to the memory of something one has known, while sehnsucht has no such reference. Instead it describes a homesickness for an intangible home, a yearning for an unknown place, one which can last a lifetime. These slide projections are my effort to communicate, through photography, the feeling of sehnsucht, which is to me as palpable and universal as breath. The images are my rumination on the human desire to move closer to the imagined home, and the possibility that the unattainable nature of that home is what guides our course.

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