Installation

mickyatesCambodia, CambodiaFMP, Coursework, Critical Research Journal, Ethics, Ideas, Installation, Photography, Practice, SSWeek6, SurfacesStrategies 2 Comments

Just trying to pull together some ideas on a possible installation – not for August, as part of Landings, but looking to the future. I envisage an immersive space. The main objective of the show is to tell personal stories, bringing these to some kind of public closure. At the same time, I want to help visitors understand the historical …

The Camera as Judge and Executioner

mickyatesArchives, Books, Cambodia, CambodiaFMP, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Ethics, History, Ideas, Photography, PositionsPractice, PPWeek3, Project Development 10 Comments

Archiving the Unspeakable, by Michelle Caswell, is a fascinating read. It deals with the role of photographic archives in the activities of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, now the Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh. Every visitor to the prison is immediately struck by the walls of mug shots, and the painstaking record keeping of torture. Michelle …