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REVISITING EARLIER WORK & EXHIBITION SPACE ADJUSTMENTS

Updated: May 21, 2020

As I was installing my work into Artsteps, it came to my attention that in one of the sections I had repeats of the darkroom prints, just presented in a different position, further along the wall. I feel as though when I was initially thinking about what to incorporate into the final exhibition, it was rushed to some degree, and I just wanted to include the work I had been working on recently, disregarding anything made or explored early on. It then dawned on me that a while ago towards the beginning of this unit, in the early experimentation stages I made these edits (shown below), whereby I played around with the digital layering, cropping and alteration of these prints that I had originally created in the darkroom. Visually I feel as though they are some of the most striking pieces that I have created throughout this process, and it would be a shame not to include them. Furthermore, as standalone prints, they highlight and bring attention to this idea of the appropriation of such prints, completely decontextulising them and giving them an entire new meaning. Finally, I have come to the conclusion that the overall feel and atmosphere of my exhibition space holds a somewhat confusing feel to it, incorporating multiple paths, explorations and techniques being depicted within the exhibiting works, looking into 'what photography is' in a broad way. Therefore including another separate strand of exploration only seems a positive addition.



REWORKED SECTION OF FINAL SPACE :


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