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AIR

SURFACE PHENOMENA

LEISURE

THERMOHYGROGRAPH2

OFFICE DRAWINGS

LIFE DRAWING

CRAFTED DIVISION

IN CHARGE OF THE CELESTIAL GODS
 

Surface phenomena, 2016, installation view, Crusader Mill, Manchester, UK

(photo credits Jan Chelbik)

 

 

A series of photographs taken with Polaroid camera alongside the banks of Rochdale Canal, Manchester (2015-16)

The work captures the reflection of industrial mills on the moving watery surface of the industrial

canals. The polaroid film is the means of documentation chosen for its instantaneity and immediacy

as well as for the significance of the ‘upright’ order of the photograph.

 

As a result of the reduced amount of emulsion on the surface of the photographic sheet, the pictures

come out often with undeveloped patches and ‘burnt’ (overexposed) effect, also reflected on its

commercial name ‘Impossible’ due to the reduced ability to produce sheer pictures. The impossibility

of the film for precision is incorporated in its market value,growing afar from the documentation.

Both aspects respectively are incorporated in the concept matching anew the theme of temporality

and material redundancy in the course of the constantly renewing market which is also reflected through

the decay of the relics of industrial revolution.The final pictures are reversed to match the

perspectives of the viewer and the artist who took the picture, yet, to‘re-erect’ the industrial premises

through the liquidity of unsettled agents.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
  Video footage can be found at: https://vimeo.com/211491857