The photographs are a montage printed on pearlescent paper. They are of black and white, with a hint of blue toning. The photographs represent d… Read More
The photographs are a montage printed on pearlescent paper. They are of black and white, with a hint of blue toning. The photographs represent different journeys taken, and the times taken on each journey; the layout of the images show the order of time the photographs where taken in. I have been influenced by On Kawara’s work on this project.
We all take journeys. Wherever we go we are on a journey, and on these journeys we notice things, but don’t always register the time we see these events or objects.
I am curious about journeys and time, so I have explored the connection between the two. To explore this I went on journeys through the woods. During walks around the woods, I recorded the time when photographing something of interest. Later, I photographed a digital clock set to the specific times I recorded, which I then overlaid and blended with the captured woodland images Photoshop. This leads on from my work from last year, where I took photographs every so many steps of what was around me, from various angles, on the journeys I was taking.
Previously, I have experimented with the idea of layering two negatives to print in the darkroom; one image being of the street, and the other of time, again. As I never took this idea anywhere, I decided I wanted to develop this idea further this year.
Other works within this project I have explored include; Who is Watching Who? and Clouds + Time.
Clouds + Time is a video montage, emphasising the passing of time. It does this by having clouds in the background changing over time. Clouds are quite timeless and so to bring it back to time and the notion of noticing time I overlaid footage of a digital clock, set to the time I filmed the clouds. This piece is following the idea and notion as the photographs ‘Ten’. The work is an exercise in capturing a moment in time; making It more tangible, and permanent. Bringing the time the moment happened to the front, to emphasis the time.
Who is Watching Who? Is another video montage, exploring the notion of you watching the art work, but it is giving you the feeling of being watched. The clouds in the background are representing time passing, whilst the eye is representing the fact we are being watched all the time, and do not always notice it. Whilst you watch the piece and feel as though the eye is watching you, you are in fact most likely being watched or monitored by CCTV, either in the building, or from the entrance and exit of the building monitoring when you enter and leave.
An inspiration for this piece was ‘1984’ by George Orwell and ‘Live to Tell’ by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsey.
When people see my work, I'd like them to see things they wouldn’t normally notice. Time is quite an important thing to remember with regard to events and journeys, it helps you remember them and for them to stand out and mean something more. Read Less