Border Scopes explores the emotional and psychological affects that images have on body and mind. The camera, a tool traditionally used for documenting the exterior world is instead an emotive extension of the body that captures streams of introspective consciousness. In this way, the idea of the lens as a looking device is used as a metaphor for interior versus exterior looking. Images are collected, outputted, and re-shot using a hand built, back-lit, light-box. This meditative process calls into question perceptions of reality and fiction while investigating the poignant relevancy and hybridity of material image making in a digital culture.
For me, the camera is used as a device through which to have experiences rather than to document reality. In this way, I unpack ways in which the photographic medium can be used to represent physical and emotional sensations within the temporality of a moment.
Exhibited in Chronologues at Museum London. May to August 2016.