Photo Credit: Brighid Mulley
Moving image work in various formats which was developed during an AA2A residency at Teesside University October 2011-April 2012. The film was exhibited alongside print works, also made during the residency at the exhibition 'Shadows' at the Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesborough. The work explores the theme of violence deliberately submerged, but which refuses to be forgotten, and results from an examination of the Greek myth of the sacrifice of Iphigenia by her father, and its aftermath.The resulting works evolved from research in the darkroom and print studio. It was important that photographic (mainly analogue) processes were used, referencing the history of the medium in criminal forensics. On the one hand, photographs were seen as the "impartial and truthful witness" of the sun, Chief Justice James Jackson, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1882, quoted in Cabinet, Issue 43, p.95. On the other, there was an awareness of "the medium's artificiality, its technical limitations and distortions as well as its susceptibility to unscrupulous manipulation", Cabinet, Issue 43, p. 95.The techniques and formats employed in the print and moving image works are intended to encourage consideration of how processes can obscure or reveal. The dreamlike flow of the film presents what could be images of a crime and crime scene. The film is silent.
3 mins 30 secs
16mm film, digital video, 35mm photographs
Film & video