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siology is a collection of thoughts, inspirations and creative processes which have contributed to my practice in first, second, and now third year studying photomedia and art.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Theme: Electricity

Atsuko Tanaka, Electric Dress, 1956

From a thematic perspective, I'm interested in photographing & editing some form of electricity, whether it be artificial light (in the studio or preferably in real world pop-art style) or actual sockets, plugs, cords and globes. I think on a large scale and in an industrial exhibition space like Horse Bazaar, these subjects will provide an overpowering and relevant visual effect. I do not exactly wish to 'make a statement', as Atsuko Tanaka did with her 'Electric Dress' (above), which stood as a neo-dada statement about the traditional v. new-age industrialism. I'm more interested in the optical effects of electricity, and wish to make the most of this large-format project in examining the purely objective, visual effects of a certain pop material - as listed above. The use of Adobe Photoshop in this project also contributes to this electric theme - I wish to make obvious a relationship between the digital image and the digital world, instead oft he 'unedited' analogue photograph's relationship with nature.

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