Week Eleven Reflections

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I think this week I had a creative breakthrough. As noted before, I am interested in ‘traces’, aftermath photography. Sophie Ristelhueber‘s work comes to mind. And I am also intrigued by the way that Wolfgang Tillmans uses an eclectic mix of images, shapes and surfaces to tell the story he wants to tell. The Cambodian project has already presented dilemmas. …

It versus About in Critical Theory

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So, what have we here? A nicely constructed, painterly, abstracted image, technically well executed. In certain contexts, it could be seen fine art photography, perhaps? In Barthian terms, though, at first glance it is hard to see Punctum. On the other hand, it is a image in a series of traces of conflict, by Sophie Ristelhueber (Babylon, 2016). In a collection of such traces, it is …