Kathryn Reichert

Photography

Hypnagogia

My work explores the concept of hypnagogia- the transition period between awake and asleep. In this state we may appear physically incapacitated, but on the inside our minds exist in a whole other place, dictating seemingly impossible sensations: the feeling of falling, the sight of faces hovering at the foot of the bed, and music, inaudible to the waking world. We are ghostly and disconnected and yet we are able to see, hear and feel beyond what would be possible in our waking capacity. It is here that novels are written, symphonies are composed and art is created.

These photos are long-exposure self-portraits and were begun as an attempt to chronicle my relationship with my own varying states of sleep where I find myself enfolded in sensations of color and movement.

This series is in progress, check back for more!