Saturday, 30 June 2012
Work from Time After Time and Again.
“In my works I try to examine and challange the medium of photography, its limits and the way we percieve and consume it as viewers. When we look at a photograph, mostly we are only left with the photgraphed object, the act of photography is almost never present. I try to activate an inverted mechanism, one which aspires to empty the object from its original meaning and from what it symbolizes, one which leaves the object as a facade. A mechanism which actually puts the act of photography itself and its manners of production in the spot light. In this manner, I try to create an act of shifting and by doing so give the object a new and different meaning.
I work with the fundamental and unique values of the medium, such as light and time, documentation and fiction, and the gaps between 3D and 2D. I try to undermine this values and perceptions while using various methods in order to examine photography as a tool, as a means of expression and as a producer of images, while examine the axes it moves on: between the technolgical progress and the tradition of art and photography and between the actual material and the digital material. Creating images of what occured in reality and vaporized, as opposed to what never did occur, yet was present — this might be my main method.
I try to bring the so called sophisticated means of production (camera, scanner, image processing software and more) to absurd moments and then stretch them, these are the moments in which they are exposed, these are the moments which interest me the most.” – Assaf Shaham