The Duality Experiment
Photographs by Shannyn Higgins
An individual with a ground-breaking project that not only united her own creative process with others, but connected emotions with words, and thoughts with charcoal lines; birthing a series of truly original pieces through the process of Duality.
Duality began as a passion project for photographer Shannyn Higgins. She wanted to recognise the hard working artists she’s had the privilege of working with and explore their individuality. The idea to meld words with art and bridge the gap between different genres and artist demographics helps showcase the narrative of the project.
Shannyn blind pairs words from twenty-five writers with twenty-five visual artists, providing the artists with seven days and a piece of blank cotton-rag paper to create. All artists were photographed in their creative spaces with a 50mm lens, available light, half an hour to chat and to capture the environmental factors influencing their work.
Having now photographed 100 emerging and well established artists in both Vancouver and Melbourne, Shannyn intends to continue exploring Duality in other cities.
Duality is self funded and created with love. It could not have been accomplished without all of the talented writers, visual artists and the ongoing help from Kendall Munns, Erica Wilk, Becky Philpott, Cory Philpott, Tess McCabe, Katie Huisman, Louise Corry and Mischa Oak.
This editorial is part of Vol. 04: The Process Issue. Purchase a copy here.
To view the rest of the participants and find upcoming Duality gallery exhibitions around the world, visit dualityexperiment.com.
Also available, The Duality Art Experiment Book; a take-away collection of all elements of the exhibition; words, art and photographs. It includes twenty-five bonus color art prints, that can be removed from the cover and framed.