exhibition view 'temp.', Tique l art space; continious slideprojection
left: black body (locus, light, provia 100) right: black body (locus, light, superia 100)
black body (locus, scan, superia 100), 2016
black body (), 2016
By its nature photography is an abstracting art, involving a gap between what is seen and what is shown, regardless of the level of documentary fidelity. In ‘black body’ the idea of photography get expanded as a transmutation of energy directly onto the celluloid. The images appear to be purely the record of a photochemical process, evidence of an action of emulsion and light itself.
By creating lens-less images the emphasis of photography shifts away from its signifying function. It examines the material as an imaginative basis for a photographic experience. The use of the apparatus is shifted by the use of power tools (a saw, an angle grinder and a drill) which made cuts inside film-rolls. By enlightening the emulsion with different color temperatures and light-sources an image generates itself onto the light-sensitive celluloid. These abstract photographs may record or register but do not bear witness except to the presentness of light.
black body (friction, scan, kodak 200-7), 2016 no size
'temp.' with 'black body ()'
Tique l art space, Antwerp, 09-10.2016