Things Merging And Falling Apart
Things Merging and Falling Apart (2010 - 2020) is a series of type C contact prints (photograms) created in a color darkroom. My interest in cameraless photography came from desire to capture not a decisive moment, but a time lapse, a movement or transformation of fragile organic objects caught on a light-sensitive surface. I started off working with recognizable shapes that after long darkroom manipulations often would turn out looking completely abstract yet more appealing to me; physically acting on paper surface, they became tangible imprints of ephemeral emotional states. Instead of imitating the illumination and depicting formal qualities, these images challenge the expectations and capture the light itself; they bring viewers’ attention to the performative nature of creative process and elaborate on chance effects and intuitive states of being.