Using accessible tools such as webcams and creating art objects that fit into social internet spaces. They respond to popular social images on the internet and can sit alongside them online.
I find my fascination with derelict buildings curious. There is an initial excitement when exploring abandoned buildings but what then dawns on me is that these places where part of someone’s life and somewhere along the line the physical building itself have been left to rot, the physical place abandoned, its original purpose lost.
Sentimental meanings aside, these buildings take on new identities.
As the building breaks down the original ‘rules’ of the space cease to exist. Nature is allowed to behave normally, plant grown uninterrupted. I find that this break down of normal behaviour and rules invites us to behave in a new way and I explore this in photography.
The Scan.it exhibition will feature images made using scanners as a creative alternative to photography. The works shown will all be straight from the scanner, no Photoshop, no crops.
The work I will be showing at Scan.it is Black Dog, an image created using a rudimentary homemade scanner camera.
An image that at first glance seems further removed from reality than the straight forward photograph.
John Berger said “What makes photography a strange invention is that it primary raw materials are light and time”
Perhaps a scan uses time and light more honestly than a modern digital photograph, and therefore is a truer reality?
A short story about a dead moth in studio 2 on a Wednesday morning.
A selection of photos of and by my alter ego; Cindy Calle.
Cindy will be sharing some internet spaces with me as well as inhabiting her own.