Developing photographs is a biographical exploration of my disenchantment with the medium’s magic potency due to photography theory exposure. It is a quest to reconstitute photography’s otherworldly power. The unconscious is used as a photo lab where to develop family album photographs and our emotional attachments with them. Laws of shamanism, witchcraft and alchemical symbolism rule the piece. This body of work questions and challenges the possibilities of a different approach to photography, arguing for restoring intuition as a valid tool to understand, critique and consume photography.
The piece is being shown in Hangzhou, China, as part of the collective show Three-Fold. May-July 2017.
A live performance was part of the piece on the opening night.