Still from Wildfire (2021).
Rebecca Lejić-Tiernan is a Serbian-Irish-American lens-based artist residing in Los Angeles. Her work explores how the camera can replicate and expand the psychological and phenomenological tensions experienced between staged and natural realities. One of the central themes is the relationship between the environment and the body, between what is earthly versus unnatural, the desire to be in, and one with nature as we alter and taint its course, beauty and livelihood. Lejić-Tiernan accentuates the feeling of ambivalence within the viewer to help reflect upon current social behaviours and constructs towards one another and the natural world.