Preston students had their photographic work showcased at UCLan last week.
We found out about more about the projects the students ran at the Prior exhibition.
My practice has developed into two specific forms – alternative photographic processes and sculpture. Through visiting researching sites with two types of structures, I study interventions on the landscape.
The first it’s decaying modernist structures and the second is a transitional site where Post Modernist architecture re-emerges. By visiting each site over a period of months over different times of day, I record the transitional energy stored in the site in terms of how the site is built, reduced and standing derelict. The photographic element is firstly process led with presentation being the final element.
A photograph of a sculpture, made as part of an installation, converted into Base64 code. The code represents the image, and the sculpture yet is indecipherable. The code becomes an object on the page, a new language and text that cannot be read. Only the form can be read. The code is presented at a width of 72 characters using Courier; the width and font understood by the encoding software.
Photography is the beginning process within my work. The 6 photographs presented have derived from the use of a disposable camera which I have converted into digital image. The main aesthetics within my work convey memory and destruction. Destroying the negatives allow the photograph to never be the same – like memories, they are distorted and are never the original perception. My continuous theme is the disposition of memory that conveys a sense of place and location, arriving from the original space in which the photographs were taken.
The idea of using a 35mm disposable film camera prevents one from seeing the image once it has been taken, and once it has been taken it can not be erased. Presented is a series of 100 photographs that have been taken by numerous people over a seven day period, based on the everyday aesthetics of life. The photograph may be an error however conveyed is a memory to a specific place and time, allowing us gain a brief insight to someone without actually being fully aware, even when the time is no longer present.
Photographs consist of individual unique ID codes. I have applied the unique coding belonging to each image in order to produce sound as a means of persevering ephemerality through a completely different aspect as appose to a stillness on a page; scoring the codes onto musical stave. Presented is a selection of images used in order to contribute to the composition of the sound piece. The photographs are site specific and include visits to Denmark, Sweden and Poland. The form of both image and sound convey a sense of a visual diary, a documented journey.
These photographs are elements of documentation taken from specific locations around Preston.My experience of these sites has brought about the idea of sound as a constructive material; as an architectural element through which space materialises. The photos have been used to develop a process in which I translate the physical (architecture) into the intangible (sound).
Did you visit the exhibition? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below