Over the past week I encountered two works that caught my attention. One was during a critique session at UVic when Nic Vandergugten presented a video installation of Tree Climb the other was over a coffee with Trudi Lynn Smith as we talked about her ongoing project Trouble With Trematodes.
At present my studio is a building behind my house.
Despite our strategies to bridge the visual gap between the photograph and the thing being photographed, that distance stubbornly remains…
“We face the imperative to understand anew today what it might mean for photography to ‘move beyond representation’.” (Hito Steyerl from ‘Documentary Uncertainty’)
They haunted me for years before I could finally place them… small, darkly coloured, murky photographs of the night sky.