Dainius Liskevicius’ solo project X-Ray has been evolving over several years in his apartment that doubles as his studio. Serially shooting in pitch darkness, using a flash, Liskevicius has developed a number of interior images that register a period of time, events and experiences like an unconscious diary.
The project evolves out of the artist’s personal experiences – emotional states that appear between dreaming and awakening, which he wanted to document and demystify with the help photography. Beside these private experiences, the project can be read against influences such as the film Ghost Hunters, fragments of theories of fear by Freud and Jung, the TV program “Myth Busters” or the attempts by 19th century photographers to document ghosts using camera obscura. Neither those, nor the artist’s photos show evidence of any “supernatural” forces. And all the emotional experiences remain unseen.
Nevertheless, what the artist calls “flash therapy” appears to be very effective.