Olivia Gilmore has been on this website a couple of times. She was the co-curator of our last pop-up video exhibition “The Present Tense of Space.” She also presented us with a delightful 5×5 with the theme of “Futurology“. For her personal work, Olivia has been continuing a project that she had started in college.
“Spiritualized” is a photographic series exploring the mystical and transcendent. Olivia started the project photographing and interviewing psychics around New York City. Olivia would get a reading that she recorded, and then photograph the psychics. She compliments the images of the psychics with highly staged, sensual portraiture. Together, the images build an out of this world narrative about both the psychics and Olivia herself.