Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies

National Art School Gallery

National Art School Post-Graduate Exhibition 2017

3-12 November 2017

Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies seeks to demonstrate the physical ageing of the photographic object within the context of contemporary practice. Through set parameters this project aims to document the decay of the photographic object as it repeatedly printed in the photographic darkroom, allowing for the interaction with chance to the condition of the photographic negatives. These parameters and influences are then endured physically by the photographic object as it is subjected to an extended duration causing the photographic object to decay as the printing process affects the negatives condition via repetition. This change the view of the photographic image as the image shifts from a photographic window to an artefact of process forcing the audience to look at the recorded information of decay.


Photograph by Peter Morgan