2008. február 22., péntek

Thoughtless Acts

"The images in Thoughtless Acts organize evidence of our subconscious engagement with the world and the objects and spaces that define it. The photos define a small universe of action, a taxonomy: reacting, adapting, co-opting, etc. Ways we engage thoughtlessly."

This line of thinking has entered into our work in as much as finding significance or beauty (as we have previously put it) in the scenes and objects found at the Ecseri Piac. Not only this, but looking at the way we interact and use our environment, the almost appropriated ergonomics of a place, and treating it as art. Above a clothes rail has been used to frame an image. There is nothing to have stopped anyone seeing this scene for themselves, perhaps in the live context it is something we would miss, but by documenting it in this way it is given importance.

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shaun írta...

Hi again Angus and Laura

One thing I have been talking about, to the other Erasmus students, is this notion that familiarity breeds blindness. We are ordered creatures at heart and we like to mentally put thinks in their place. Once we have done that we allow them to disappear from our consciousness. THink about you journey to college, here in Norwich; it is now familiar to you - everything is in it's place, and so everything disappears into the background. Only when you see something new (unfamiliar), a freshly painted house, different person, do you notice them. You are in a new place, an unfamiliar place and so you are experiencing a heightened degree of sensory perception. You are picking out details, you are then choosing to frame those new sights through photography. In a sense this is what Wentworth is doing; framing the unfamiliar.