Dual Procession
Equator Coffees & Teas, 986 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Apr 8, 2016 to Jun 28, 2016

“Everything is that in relation to other things and this in relation to itself.”
- From Wandering on the Way, Early Taoist Parables of Chuang Tzu

The Dual Procession in Taoism refers to the oneness of things, the way that something is both itself and its other. The images here exist in relation to their others, to the many moments and views that existed when I took the picture. In setting these next to each other, I am playing with photography’s treatment of time and space, its framing and capturing. These images oscillate because they are the same and they are different. They overlap in time and space.

I use Dual Procession as a title to point toward the way that photography treats time and space. The camera is a democratizing agent; it captures all things equally, and the way that we look at photographs today is also democratizing. In my Facebook feed, photographs of atrocities appear next to photographs of food, with equal emphasis. In these pictures, I am playing with photography’s treatment of time and space, with the way that it chooses a moment and separates it from the rest. In making a photograph, I pull a moment apart from the string of moments, isolate and elevate it as an art object. – Lizzy Brooks

Lizzy Brooks a photographer and moving image artist based in San Francisco. Her work merges personal and cultural narratives to trace the nuanced boundaries of the self, as it bleeds into social identity, the city and the land, and technology. Brooks has exhibited at galleries and festivals including Root Division, Southern Exposure, Pro Arts, ForumDoc, The Pacific Art League, Venice Arts, Artists Television Access, The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, The Storefront Lab, The Steirischer Herbst Festival, Ethnografilm, and DC Foto Week. She holds a BA in History from Stanford, an MA in African Studies from the University College of London, and an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

A current Studio Artist at Root Division, Lizzy is an active participant in the Adult Education Program, teaching courses in photography and assists the organization in photographic and video documentation of openings and events. Register for classes with Lizzy, or any of the other Root Division Studio Artists at www.rootdivision.org, and join us for our free exhibition openings the 2nd Saturday of every month!