WXNDER is a photographic journey with supplementary audio and video portion.
What is expressed is an experimental piece that exists in total contingency to my evolution as a man and as an artist. In the creation of this work I took a spiritual, historical and aesthetic approach tasking assuming life as a wanderer free from societies shackles to explore, sojourned throughout Southern California in search of.
Questions of identity are addressed as the traveler navigates through the space, taking items from them and trying to build some instance of cutlure with them. While the character is never fully shown, his presence, gaze, and journey are put to display. Many of the objects used are of natural order, some objects are found and small glimpses into human civilization allow the viewer to question the characters time in the world. Post acopalypic, present day, old West? What is for certain is a level of civility and humanism in the character as attempts to recreate joyous occasions, art. and documentation serve as driving factors to his journey.
"Upon removing myself from the great art state Mecca of New York City, I was able to see the artist within myself. Sometimes I think you need to stand away from something for a bit before you can really understand it." - Alex Ingram
The inspiration for WXNDER is derived from my own personal experience of returning to Southern California, films including but not limited to The Lego Movie, artists such as Abigail DeVille and Todd Hido, books including the Measure of a Man and Meditations in an Emergency, and a whole lotta music that makes you want to take a journey.
WXNDER has undergone a social campaign as well, taking the adventure to the internet using social media and video hosting services to garnish BTS attention.