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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Amy Giese

SPE Member since 2010
Member Chapter: Northeast

Concealed at first at last I appear

Captured light, both its absence and excess, is arrested, hanging on the wall. Shadows are stilled, seized, lost. Exploiting the indexical nature that is inherent to photography, I am presenting the viewer with a collapsed moment of reality, a trace in two dimensions of something that once was a full corporeal experience. The shadow left on the paper is an abstraction of a moment, a translation of the space that held the original shadows. This abstraction forces the question of how we read photographic images today. These images are skiagrams, Greek for 'shadows written" and they are a recording of shadows in a room at night using a camera-less, aperture-less process. I hope that they have the ability to evoke rather than depict a sense of reality and speak to our understanding of how we perceive the world around us.

Installation view, The Garner Center, Boston MA

110311.20032116.02215 [eleven panels]

110311.20032116.02215 [eleven panels]

110311.20032116.02215 [eleven panels]

110311.20032116.02215 [eleven panels]

UntitledInstallation view of "Light in Sound | Concealed at first at last I appear" at Real Art Ways, Hartford CT 2011


03242511.s205.06106 installation view


03242511.s205.06106 (detail view)

03242511.s205.06106 (detail view)

Installation view, The Photography Gallery, Univ of Notre Dame








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