disturbance in the field - an interactive installation of self developing photographs - © Lloyd Godman
installation at the Foyer Gallery School of Art Otago Polytechnic as part of exhibition the Reading Room curated by Bridie
Lonie and Grant
This work grew from my contribution to the Load project organized
by Georgina Morison. From Load an artifact
on a page; text. Texts within text, codes within codes, messages within
messages, intricacy within intricacy, meaning within meaning,) that offered
an other application.
than to say it is a readerly text that privileges an imaginary reader
rather than a writerly text (Barthes) and it plays on the pun of
field with reference to disturbance as a static from the parasite ( Serres), I would
prefer not to underline the exact concepts behind the work but leave this open to both curator and viewer.
(mouse over to see roll over image) -
Image changes from projector off to projector on
consisted of a tillandsia plant suspended from the ceiling,
a sheet of B&W photographic paper pined to the wall beside a sheet
of text with writing about Bromeliad plants.
A projector was positioned so as to project a shadow image onto the sheet
of photo paper.
As a viewer approached the projector turned off,. Ie initially there
was no change to the photographic paper, but as the exhibition progressed an image of the plant self developed through the action of light on the photographic paper.
Image juxtaposing the text and the Tillandsia - Lloyd
Godman - June/July 2001