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  • Beyond the Visual 2011-2014

    This practice-led research project entitled Taking Photographs Beyond the Visual: Paper as a Material Signifier in Photographic Indexicality explores the status of photographs as physical traces rather than purely as images.
    The works were produced entirely on-site in remote alpine locations: paper was made out of plants and exposed photographically for periods of several weeks in cameras made out of natural materials, using only the inherent light-sensitivity of plant pigments. They are placed in archival boxes with location and dates of exposure embossed on the lid. A film shows my interaction with the environment in the process of making the works.
    The full PhD thesis is available for download here.
    Read more about the project here.