Note to PHO2008 & DIS2601

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.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Thomas Demand

Makes all these photographed installations out of coloured card and paper. Most are life sized and exact replicas of photographed spaces which actually existed at some point in time. Almost like sets to an audience, these paper sculptures appear to be real to the camera. This draws attention to photography's inadequacies in dealing with texture, space and reality. It also reveals the assumptions we make about the authority of the photograph, or in fact any for of representation.

I love the theatricality of these artworks, but also their simplicity - which is often lost in such detailed and intricate installations. Demand saves his extravagence for behind-the-scenes, and the final photograph is actually quite humble and believable.

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