Using photography and sound, Thalassa Raasch constructs a borderland where the transition between life and death is as unclear as it is quotidian. Inspired by her friendship with gravedigger, Everrad Hall, the exhibition marks a trajectory through an imagined landscape that loops back in on itself, demarcating where death overlaps with joy, humor, and the strangeness of everyday life.
Thalassa Raasch is a French American artist and photographer whose practice explores perceptual boundaries, translation, and loss: her research has included blind photography, traditional gravedigging, and closed-eye hallucinations. Thalassa’s work has been exhibited nationally and published internationally; including group exhibitions in New York and Las Vegas, and publication in Paris. Recent awards include the SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging (2016) and the RISD Graduate Studies Grant (2015, 2016). Thalassa holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University (2010) and a Masters in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016). She currently teaches at Lesley University and at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Exhibition curated by Dodd Visiting Fellow in Photography, Mo Costello.