DRIES  SEGERS

PROJECTS

__hits of sunshine

 

__black body ()

 

__undecided photographs

 

__(kelvin)

 

__what is behind that curtain

___seeing a rainbow
     (through a window that isn't there)

__(selected images)

__(book)

 

__a vale of desolation

 

 

 

commissioned

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 itself.

 

By creating lens-less images the emphasis of photography shifts away from its signifying function. It examine 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) to make cuts inside film-rolls. By enlightening the emulsion with different color temperatures an image generates itself onto the light-sensitive colloid. These abstract photographs may record or register but do not bear witness except to their own presentness.

black body (friction, scan, kodak 200-7), 2016 no size

'temp.' with 'black body ()'
Tique l art space, Antwerp, 09-10.2016