Photo: Melissa Mahon in Bath, South West

Melissa Mahon

Artist, Film-maker

My work is a sculptural response to the photograph. I use photography, film and sculpture to understand what Barthes calls the ‘real unreality’ of the photograph. I am interested in ‘trace’ - what gets left behind. I present photographs and sculpture, usually specifically combined, and always with a deliberate absence of people and action, but evidence of both. I look for what gets revealed and hidden, as well as what is understood, expected and believed. read full statement

Location Bath, South West
Activities Practice-based research
Artforms / type of project Installation, Photography, Sculpture
Tags sculpture, photography, installation, practise based research