Posts Tagged ‘concealed

08
Dec
10

Mark Bentley : ‘0fps – background’ (Photography)

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C-print
various sizes
2006

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C-print
various sizes
2006

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C-print
various sizes
2006

Untitled
C-print
various sizes
2006

Untitled
C-print
various sizes
2006

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C-print
various sizes
2006

The title of this series is derived from the 24 frames per second typically employed in filmmaking, and implies action in time. Despite the linking of frames, as still images the number per second in this case is frozen to zero. The notion of landscape as background or setting for events is suggested by traces of man’s intervention, whether intentional or accidental. Any possible narrative is confined to the slippage of frames as space between or behind what is revealed: action results instead from what is concealed. The sense of unease this may cause is furthered by the camera adopting the position of Ozu’s: here our view is reduced in height or restricted in order to awaken the senses, as if sitting in a dark room.

Mark Bentley : Website

Mark Bentley : Architectural Photography

27
Nov
10

Becky Beasley : ‘Surface Coverings’ (The Feral Works)

‘At night I would run through the streets and howl, during the day I would work calmly’
(Maurice Blanchot, The Madness of the Day)

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105 x 127cm
2004/6

Modern Times (4)
30 x 40cm
2004

Modern Times (3)
30 x 40cm
2004

Modern Times (5)
30 x 40cm
2004

Modern Times (2)
30 x 40cm
2004

Modern Times (1)
30 x 40cm
2004

“The aim, if there is one at all, perhaps better put as a purposeful aimlessness, takes the form of an ongoing and experimental archive of encounters in the guise of photographs of objects, organised out of personal experiences and the pathos and delight of a life. Understood in some way as a belief in the ordinariness of a life well-lived at the level of the everyday, thus it is that from time to time something may erupt through the surface of the day and reveal, in its mute manner, the real which is both more and less real than previously anticipated. It is definitely about the surface; the surface of things, the surface of the photographic, a piece of paper, an abandoned box or the appearance of something, The surface of the thing reveals only that which is concealed by the depths one seeks in the dark mysterious nature of things.” Becky Beasley

Becky Beasley : Website

Becky Beasley : Office Baroque

Becky Beasley : Laura Bartlett Gallery

08
Oct
10

Luis Mallo : Open Secrets (Photography Series)

“Open Secrets (GEH albums)”
Luis Mallo
C-type print
2009

“Open Secrets (MCNY)”
Luis Mallo
C-type print
2008

“Open Secrets (MCNY Clothing Storage)”
Luis Mallo
C-type print
2008

“Open Secrets (BM Tunics)”
Luis Mallo
C-type print
2008

“Open Secrets (SSR1)”
Luis Mallo
C-type print
2006

“Open Secrets (Crates)”
Luis Mallo
C-type print
2006

“The places I’ve chosen to photograph for this project are concealed or out of bounds (at least to the general public), but most significantly, they are used to contain and preserve valuable objects. Some of these sites for example, include storage areas from major art museums. I have for some time been interested in photographing these ‘hidden’ spaces as a way to reveal some aspect of their functionality, but in fact, what draws me to these environments is really their inaccessibility, their mystery. They characterize a disciplinary and rigorous formality, which I find visually arresting, yet at the same time they feel intimate and familiar. There’s also the general significance: they personify the obsession associated with our need to protect and preserve our artistic history as well as our own cultural identity imbedded in these precious objects.” Luis Mallo

Luis Mallo : Website

Luis Mallo : Sicardi Gallery

Luis Mallo : Hasted Hunt Kraeutler




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