Katrina Lillian Sorrentino(b. 1989 Chicago, IL. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA)
On the Nature of Being Held
Video, 2:20 min. Best viewed in full-screen.
A 2019 divorce triggered On the Nature of Being Held. “In letting go of my primary attachment and monogamous partnership, I received love from multiple platonic relationships,” states artist Katrina Lillian Sorrentino. “I wanted to depict that intimacy visually. I was simultaneously searching for my perimeter, questioning what it means to be held, to be confined by a container and to exist in the absence of one.” In 2020, Sorrentino continued to work on the project, albeit with difficulty, planning shoots with friends weeks in advance. “The images took on new meaning during the pandemic—the touch present within them a present-day reality that I am no longer able to access while confined with my immediate family in my childhood home. They depict a banality that I took for granted and propel me into nostalgic presence.”