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Ross Kelly (author)
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Graduate studies (Degree granting institution)
Black hole theatre
PhotographyMemoryBlack holes (Astronomy)
This supporting thesis outlines a series of photographic works that attempt to map out and explore the physical surfaces of photographs and the spaces of interaction that open up when we encounter an image at the photograph’s surface. Many of the works draw heavily on the analogy of a black hole as a phenomenon which pulls in information from the world around it and forever preserves and conceals that information. Other works examine the kind of encounters we have within this space of interaction, using the physical photograph as an object to express self-reflectively and theatrically some of the ways in which photography functions. The works are discussed speculatively in terms of their relationship to modernism, minimalism, concrete photography and the theatre, citing relevant works from other artists where appropriate.
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