What happens if you “dose” a film negative with drops of psychoactive substances? Art.
Sarah Schonfeld starts with a piece of film exposed to a dark background. As the film develops, she puts a drop of the psychoactive substance (diluted in water or alcohol) onto the film negative. The chemical reaction that ensues between film, emulsion, and drug is then fixed and printed as wall-sized creations. Highly illegal activity for the sake of art. Altered states, photographed.
Sarah Schönfeld’s series is entitled “All You Can Feel” and is available in her recent book.