Adaptation two - in progress


5 large format unique books (each book is a singular edition 60 x 45 x 8 cm). Each book consists of printed photographs and representations contructed through a variety of methods that include drawing, watercolour and painting to create a singular dialectic form. The visual construe within the large format books can be viewed as a contained series but can also be seen in relation to the dialogues in the other adaptations.

The adapatation consists of 5 unique volumes, the grey book, the blue book, the yellow book, the Green book and the Red book. 

The five volumes reside in a "book hive" designed and constructed by Philipp Von Hase.


Adaptation one:

A printed hardbound edition of 200 consisting of three separate sections that together form this singular volume. The sections are constructed to function as a complete interwoven idea. The first section is the visual exploration constructed as a dialogue specifically assembled for this adaptation. The second section is a textual response to the questions, dialogues, and processes that have emerged during the process of the research. Section three is a repository presented as a catalogue of the unedited “raw data” that was used in the visual dialogue in section one.

Adaptation three:

A digital edition that will have the possibility to evolve and be realised as the research develops though additional iterations. 

the grey volume:

consisting of 150 pages of photographs, watercolours, paintings and drawings.

A pdf of the grey volume can be viewed and downloaded here:

The digital edition can be viewed and downloaded here:

the blue volume:

consisting of over 145 pages of photographs, watercolours, paintings and drawings.

A pdf of the blue volume can be viewed and downloaded here:

A pdf of printed edition can be viewed and downloaded here

The Books

The collective aim of the research is to construct multiple inter-related relationships that contain, disseminate and document the research as an integrated whole. This utilises peer reviewed publications, exhibitions, events and material documentation.

The central questions for the research is concerned with specific identified conflicts inherent in the act of making the image and subsequently questions of representation.

The research methodology is constructed through photography, painting, drawing, watercolour, video and text. In this instance the research utilises the form of artist publications – on-line, hard copy and large scale unique hand bound editions - as a point of critically engaged dissemination and container of conflict in itself. The research identifies this as a place for the tension between conflicting ideas and investigation to be explored through discussion.
Echoes of places, people and historical representations constitute the experience of our presence in the world. Stories and objects should not be accepted as mere constructs of fact or fiction but rather be considered as conduits for pluralities. Constructed through the dialogue between fieldwork, creative production, visual memories and fragments of history the research raises questions such as:

How do we approach facts though the complex relationships of personal immediacy?

How do we operate the ambivalence of testimony itself?

The research aims to put forward visual discussions and critical positions that can function as responsive ‘friction points’ in an image saturated culture where images are produced with unthinkingly ease, and potentially proceed to be disposable and forgettable.
The aim is to use publications in a variety of forms as a means to discuss how documentation and dissemination can be an active part of artistic research and not only a result at the end of a project.
The research publications are configured in three distinct adaptations, each adaptation has it own specific visual construct that can either be viewed individually or seen as in correspondence to each other.

the yellow volume:

consisting of over 110 pages of photographs, watercolours, paintings and drawings.

A pdf of the yellow volume can be viewed and downloaded here:

the green volume:

consisting of over 80 pages of photographs, watercolours, paintings, and drawings.

A pdf of the yellow volume can be viewed and downloaded here:

the red volume:

consisting of 130 pages of photographs and drawings