I went to a symposium at Goldsmiths on 29/02/2020 after photography walk in Deptford. Tom Lisboa was one of the artists talkings there. He talked of photography as a starting point for his practice but then using and manipulating it to make works that play with the limitations of photography. A lot of the work involves urban intervention where the photograph is site-specific and intervenes with the ‘natural’ urban landscape. I found this work very interesting but what interested me more was when he started discussing other work which at first glance appears more conventionally photographic.
I came across this paper by Tania Rossetto when searching for ‘using repeat photography creatively’. I am glad I found it because it has made me think about my own form of repeat photography differently. It is important to note that the paper hasn’t made me think about using repeat photography creatively as such but rather thinking about it differently. I may also be able to refer to this paper when writing the extended written project.
My tutor recommended I look at some of the work of Alexander Gronsky so here are my thoughts on a couple of his projects that really caught my eye.
Yan Preston’s vast project Mother River which spanned 4 years (2010-2014) utilises strategic planning to produce random and varying results.
I find Ray Metzker (1931-2014)’s work very alluring, particularly one project called Pictus Interruptus (1976-1981).
Something might have come to me when looking at Noémie Goudal’s fantastic work. I have been interested for some time in something I term in my head 'tessellating reality’. Here, a single picture of a scene is taken but then split up into smaller parts. These parts can overlap or tessellate to form the larger … Continue reading Noémie Goudal
The past and the present are fused with Mahr’s work. That is the photograph printed (occurring in the past) and the object which appears in front of it (the present).