Surface Tension: Material Intra-Actions within Photography
author(s): Jane Vuorinen, Rebecca Najdowski
published in: RUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
How does photography materially intra-act with other material phenomena and how do these interruptions, entanglements or comings-together reveal new qualities of photographic materiality itself? In this exposition, we use the concept of intra-action to think through and problematize photographic practices by looking at two cases: ‘photo-embroideries’ and ‘landscape photography’. Through these perspectives we propose a new materialist approach to thinking about photography, one that considers and appreciates photographic materiality.