The purpose of the photo-installation, (Untitled) Lifestyle (Identity)
Whatever is to offer a grey definition of myself and photography. The effect of this installation is to be neither a subject nor an object while still being connected to my own body, thus being abject. The installation itself consists of two components. The first component is a collection of lifestyle documentary images ranging from representational images to abstract color fields. Each of these images include evidence of my camera, and thus are in some way a portrait of myself and medium, as well as the act of capturing. The second component of this installation is a photo-sculpture consisting of one large print leaning against the wall punctuated by a large mirror placed on the ground offering a reflection of the large print. This print exhibits the culmination of my exploration, my mediums most essential function, to capture value by recording light.
The theory of abjection has been particularly key to this installation as it is present not only in my relationship to my subject matter, but also in relationship to my medium. Through my process and research I looked at philosophers, critics and artists such as Julia Kristeva, Ina Loewenberg, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ulay, and Jan Dibbets.