The time travelling object.
Roland Barthes’ idea of the real unreality of the photograph speaks to the way we see and value a photograph and index the subject as 'having been there’. To support this notion, Andre Bazin talks of photography’s ability to embalm time, relating it to man’s psychological need for the 'preservation of life by a representation of life'.1
1 Bazin, André, and Hugh Gray. "The ontology of the photographic image." Film Quarterly 13.4 (1960): 4-9.
In this work the relationship between frame and
image is explored through sculptural form and the reproducible medium of
photography. Manipulated within the structure, the printed two-dimensional
image replicates the basic semblance of the three dimensional object it
represents, facilitating a reciprocity between image-form, whereby the
photograph ‘traces’ the object and the frame correspondingly ‘traces’ the
photograph. Hence this project investigates the indexical relationship between
image, object and photograph, activating questions about the significance of
the chosen iconography and the connections between images and their referents.