Artist Statement

Might as Well Dance, by Corinne Geertsen

Might as Well Dance

I assemble my works digitally from photos of my ancestors (making occasional ancestor adoptions at thrift stores) and from my expanding archive of over 45,000 photos.

It’s all about remix.

I’m on a constant photographic scavenger hunt, outfitting ancestors with backdrops, sidekicks and belongings.

I print my work myself in small editions on archival photo paper with pigment inks.

My images are quirky visual narratives about psychological predicaments. I especially like a good plight.

My art leans toward surrealism, as it has odd juxtapositions, non-sequiturs, and an element of surprise.

My work content mirrors personal, political and global situations – in a sly way.

My work is a packrat’s nest of things that are deeply a part of being alive: curiosity, humor, fear, rescue, individuality, absurdity.