Dylan Hausthor and Paul Guilmoth have been working together since 2011 but started making 'Sleep Creek' in 2016, when they lived together in a cold house on Peaks Island, a small island only accessible by boat from the coast of Maine . They gave themselves the edge of the island as a perimeter to take pictures. It began with a traditional interest in the place - a documentary of a piece of land and stories of its inhabitants - but as the work began to expand they let their thoughts cross with those outside the island, namely the family. and the lands in which we grew up.
Although 'Sleep Creek' blurs the lines of fact and fiction , the artists' intention was never to confuse, but rather to build a place from scratch, leaving little remnants of the place they initially set out to document. His drive to distort 'place' had to do with the inevitable ways in which the outside world affects and experiences the inner landscape . There are no beginnings, middles, or ends to your experiences of the world, nor a hard line between experienced and directed.
That said, they believe there is something uniquely inspiring about the simultaneous history and youth of this part of America. In her own words: "Colonialism is apparent everywhere, every square meter of forest has been polluted by something human, and every pond is always covered in algae. There is anonymity to all of her characters, akin to the faceless identity of the small town in New England.
Format: 17 x 21.5 cm 144 Pages Open-spine softcover