Notes, Thoughts, and Observations
The poetry of photography requires that Knowledge’s assurance be suspended. (With thanks to Nicolas Calas).
The hybridigital work traces the passage between different media, both analogue and electronic, with their in-betweenness hollowing out a space of unrepresentable reality.
The best photographs are open-ended conversations.
‘My eyelids are transparent theatre-curtains. When I open them I see before me whatever happens to be there. When I close them I see before me whatever I desire’ - Andreas Embirikos, from Inner Land, translated by Roderick Beaton.
Until the viewer appears our photographs are half-made.
Art aspires to the transcendence of the materials of its making.
The materials of photography are vision and blindness. Integrating these is composing.
Following Cage's essay, 'Indeterminacy', one might approach photography as a kind of improvised performance, with the photographer 'arbitrarily [..] going outwards with reference to the structure of his mind to the point of sense perception, following his taste; or more or less unknowingly by employing some operation exterior to his mind [..] The ego no longer blocks action'.
`It is through the eye that the unconscious sees’ - Raymond Bellour
"To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees" - Paul Valéry