Publications

Girl Play with Snake published by MACK

Girl Plays with Snake by Clare Strand is a collection of images sourced from the darkest recesses of the artist’s extensive archive. The project is a continuation of Strand’s ongoing engagement with the scrapbooks, magazines and photographs that she has been drawing together since her mid-teens. In this iteration of Strand’s ongoing research and reflection, women and girls are pictured holding, playing with and gazing fondly at snakes. Key to understanding the intention of the imagery is the inclusion of found and automatic generated texts orchestrated by Strand, which touch on the absurd, the intimate, the erotic and the uncanny.