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FRACTURE ANALYSIS (ongoing)
—Fracturing time and space for a new embodiment

With the deliberate misuse of my iPhone camera, I am looking at the human body and identity construction in history and current times. The resulting fractured photographs witness not only the fractured present but a fractured self behind the camera that becomes an integral part of this construction. Can we imagine a new self outside of established social constructions, one that doesn’ t calibrate all existence to a fabricated history, but instead steps outside of the limiting rules of space and time? The imagination of the future is influenced by the past, although one can confront their precursors to break out from this Oedipal struggle, as Harold Bloom suggests in The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. For this, I’m investigating both sides of the camera.

The digital camera captures time and space under the logic of film making, capturing the image frame by frame… except the capture of the image isn’t positioned on a linear film strip, instead recorded continuously pixel by pixel across one image. As a result, one image contains all frames, with the challenge of properly aligning the image content. The alignment of frame points are not pre-determined, rather chosen on the fly during recording. If the camera moves slowly, the sensor aligns the image pixels and create a seamless continuous panoramic image. If the pixels fall out of alignment, due to speed or angular shifts, the camera either makes up the missing information or skips that content. The following images are examples of skipping and sliding content. The intensity of distortion depends on speed, shift in lighting conditions and the location of camera in relation to the subject.



FRACTURE ANALYSIS — Projection performance with iPhone camera, mirrors and overhead projector, MIT Salon for Experimental Sound and Image, 2017

 

 


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