Alejandro Waskavich (b. 1988, lives and works in Chicago, United States)
GIF animation from linocut prints
Printed by the artist
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embrace.gif is an animation made from two separate linocut prints. The removal of details removes context, while echoing the subtractive nature of relief printmaking. Rapidly switching between the two prints, I contrast the same gesture in different states. Each state reveals a different interpretation of the exact same pose. The animation explores the permissive nature of sports as it pertains to male displays of affection, and how context can influence our perception.