Experimenting with Poloroids

Fascinated with my Poloroid camera I find the images an interesting way to present something historical that has a relationship with memory. Particularly when thinking about the fading of memories over time and how the Poloroid photographs easily become faded or overexposed depending on the environmental factors when they were taken. This is a method I’m considering to help me connect with archive footage in particular. For this experiment I used some archive images from the internet and manipulated them using my iPhone. Once printed, I then photographed them with my poloroid camera. Whilst not important to note for the…

Research – Casting with Resin

Reading up on what to consider when using resin. Releasing agent required where mould has potential to stick to resin. Sample using Latex mould, however silicone rubber moulds will be stronger for repeat moulding. Matt silicone moulds will give a matt finish – gloss silicone moulds a glossy finish Casting moulds are better quality and more durable than baking moulds. Read the instructions to know for sure what quantity of resin to mix to what quantity of hardener and how long it takes to cure Be super accurate with measuring Mix thoroughly – looking for a uniform colour Choose the…

Research – Lucas Samaras

My interest in Lucas Samaras is because of his Photo Transformations created by manipulating the wet dye on the poloroid photographic film. While the poloroid images are drying the surface is scratched, rubbed and scraped to disturb the image and create dramatic changes in the image presented. A lot of his images are close up photographs of his own face, hands – yet others are elaborately presented theatrical scenes. Although these works are from the 1970’s they remain fresh and current with society of the present day’s compulsion towards selfie taking. Bibliography Schultz, C. (2018). LUCAS SAMARAS: Photo-Transformations. [online] The…

Sun Photography

Purely experimentation and play. While I was in London I found some Sun Photography paper at the Hayward. Anyway considering my experimentations to date and my considerations on distorting archive footage I decided to see how this might work as part of my project. Today I experimented with objects and I also intend to experiment with imagery printed on acetate. Reflection  

Camera-Less Photography

I decided to look further into the techniques of Camera-less photography. These techniques may have the potential to give me the essence of objects that once were there but no longer. They show an image that never really existed, from the light dark and shadows. Always an original and not made from a negative. “Encountered as fragments, traces, signs, memories or dreams, they leave room for the imagination, transforming the world of objects into a world of visions.” http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/camera-less-photography-techniques/ Chemigram: made in direct light through the manipulation of the surface of photographs using varnishes, oils or photographic chemicals for creative…

Skype Meetings – Term 2

08/01/2019 – Interaction in Art Discussion on interaction in art focusing on Control, Immersion, Interface, Narrative and Play. in a very broad sense here is a quote from Duchamp… what do you think of this? ‘All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.’ Marcel Duchamp, April 1957 this quote is specifically about curating but i think it is very useful for us… … best way to curate —…

Mid Point Review Reflection

All the comments offered have provided me with much opportunity for reflection and a deeper understanding on how this work is being perceived. This exercise of the Mid Point Review is really going to help me when I talk about this body of work in the future. I have left it a few weeks before reflecting on these comments, so that the experience of the Mid Point Review is not so fresh in my mind and I have had time to inwardly process the comments before I reflect on them further. I’m not sure what those living would think on…