MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts
The Look(ing) Of Time:
A timespace-image ensemble
Video Installation: timespace-image 02
Video Installation: timespace-image 01
*This video contains dialogues
About this artwork
This ensemble of the moving and still images invites the spectators to look, reflect on and experience different types of duration. The work intends to grasp the human and emotional connection through these durations; it also contemplates the temporal-spatial-image relationship exhibited via multiple telecommunicated surfaces.
With 2 years not being able to see each other in person due to Covid-19, the artist’s initial attempt was simply creating “covid portraits” of her parents via video chat with a Large Format analogue camera. In the process the artist was fascinated and sadly agonised by the still and moving images of the parents on various surfaces (print/digital), and how these digitised or mediated images are related to the “image” of them in the artist’s mind (or memories)? How do we experience and confront “surfaced” images from now and the past situated in a certain kind of temporal-spatial scenario/duration?
The work here was produced and reproduced by multiple photographic apparatus and techniques – Large and Medium Format cameras, instant analogue photography (Polaroid), screenshots, darkroom printing etc…The process and the results prove to be somewhat a futile effort trying to break through the limitations of the surface-space and time.
We are, at the same time, infinitely close and apart.
Rita (CHENG Guo), sometimes known as Neo Chugg the Photographer, is an daytime translator and all time image maker. She mainly works with analogue photography and moving images. Rita currently lives and works in London.
You may have a glimpse fof her visual mindscape via Instagram (admittedly not the best channel) for now.
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