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Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Angela Strassheim

LEFT BEHIND (2005)

Angela Strassheim grew up in a family of 'born-again' Christians, who came to their present faith as the result of a conversion experience after childhood. With the series LEFT BEHIND (2005) she examines the world of these Christians, to whom, for instance, George W. Bush also belongs. Strassheim made portraits of her family and interspersed these with domestic images that are inspired by her youth. The result is a portrait of a self-satisfied world that revolves around control and belief. Under the perfect-looking surface lurks a disturbing mental world, which condemns non-believers and affords room for only their own inviolable truth. In the title, LEFT BEHIND, Strassheim refers both to what 'born-agains' believe will happen to non-believers when the expected 'rapture' takes place, but also to the choice these Christians have made to shut themselves off in a world entirely of their own.

  • LEFT BEHIND (2005)

    Angela Strassheim grew up in a family of 'born-again' Christians, who came to their present faith as the result of a conversion experience after childhood. With the series LEFT BEHIND (2005) she examines the world of these Christians, to whom, for instance, George W. Bush also belongs. Strassheim made portraits of her family and interspersed these with domestic images that are inspired by her youth. The result is a portrait of a self-satisfied world that revolves around control and belief. Under the perfect-looking surface lurks a disturbing mental world, which condemns non-believers and affords room for only their own inviolable truth. In the title, LEFT BEHIND, Strassheim refers both to what 'born-agains' believe will happen to non-believers when the expected 'rapture' takes place, but also to the choice these Christians have made to shut themselves off in a world entirely of their own.

  • LEFT BEHIND (2005)

  • LEFT BEHIND (2005)

  • LEFT BEHIND (2005)

  • LEFT BEHIND (2005)

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