Interation #2 -2017
The research is questioning specific identified conflicts inherent in the act of reading and producing images.
How do we approach facts though the complex relationships of personal immediacy?
How do we operate with and situate the ambivalence of testimony itself?
IAPLT research is producing visual artefacts as responsive critical ‘friction points’ that perform in an ‘image saturated’ culture where images produced and read within specific contexts proceed to be instant, disposable and forgettable. IAPLT explores how the production of the image and the act of making images can directly communicate and question moments of erasure and remembering in order to contribute to an understanding of historical and personal narratives that have direct reference to specific moments of displacement, violence and place inherent in the cases for study.
The research methodology is constructed through a deliberately indistinguishable collapsed and interwoven collaborative methodology consisting of field work, photography, drawing, painting and text. This utilises the form of artist publications – on-line, peer reviewed hard copy, large scale unique hand bound editions, exhibition/installation and teaching - as points of critically engaged dissemination and containers of conflict in itself. The research identifies this as a dialectic method – a place for the tension between conflicting ideas and investigation to be explored through discussion.
Embedded in this is an exploration of particular questions concerning the ethics of representation and the conflict inherent in the depiction of ourselves and other/s.
In this sense it brings into question an examination of the act of remembering as a thing in itself and contribute to and question the critical dynamics of a changing material relationship between the act of reading images and how they perform as objects in both physical and web based platforms.
All artefacts and research is to be read in the public domain: