Lean In
Kerns’ series employs lenticular technology (also known as moving-pictures, wiggle pictures or tilt cards) to echo the duplexity of self-perceived identity versus how others view someone’s personality. The two frame animated images transition as the viewer moves left and right. This evokes the idea of metamorphosis, realized only before or after and indiscernible during the transition. This perceptual limitation references the difficulty of merging internal self awareness and external cognizance. The photographic images use visual aesthetics and symbolism of reflection, ephemerality, concealment and disguise to further the idea of translation and transition.