Monty Projections 2017
The following pieces were exhibited in the Fall 2017 projection show in the Montgomery Hall Courtyard at SCAD Savannah.
Up Close and Impersonal
Up Close and Impersonal explores issues related to the politics and the rhetorics of capitalism. Using the shape of the building and the windows, the viewer is exposed to cropped images of various visual pairings to create multiple potential ideas from each moment.
WE ARE WATCHING
Exploring issues of voyeurism and exhibitionism, We Are Watching exposes a segment of the culture of college dorm life.
INSIDE THE UNCANNY REDUX
This concept revisits ideas similar to my original Inside the Uncanny piece but expands the timeline and introduces a typographic flicker element in the form of an Edgar Allen Poe quote. I began by considering the projection surface, especially the scale of the canvas; the side of the building is approximately 150 feet wide by 30 feet tall. It also features an architectural division in the middle and a grid of windows on both the right and left piece of the structure. While considering the scale, I explored ideas of shooting things that are very small or the very small details of things and then showing them much larger. This research and experimentation led to my macro-photography and micro-photography shoot. I focused on everyday materials that looked very different in low light and at very close inspection; the results were some amazing images that contextually look very different than their reality. This interplay with the actual subject of the photograph versus what it appears to be is what I then explored in my editing process, allowing viewers to make assumptions about what they think they are seeing. I played with the structure of the building, sometimes using the entirety of it as canvas, other times using just one part or even just the windows. The music I used for this piece is a small ambient portion of a song called Low Fog by the group SURVIVE.