Notes from tutorial with Josie Cockram
I felt like it was duplicitous, like you'd tricked me with that marketing footage made atmospheric
I wanted a flicker, like when a prop falls down and you realise it's just a prop.
This cyber creepiness,
This relationship you're having with someone else's memories,
Perving over them,
Results in residues, three or six times removed.
You haven't been there and neither have I. Are you going to? I kind of like that you haven't.
These traces are intangible,
As images made of light through slides are intangible.
And yet they can't be lost, we've documented everything. It's all still out there.
What if these traces were felt rather than shown?
What if a filing cabinet went from floor to ceiling,
Not even a filing cabinet but an image of a filing cabinet, from floor to ceiling,
Not even floor to ceiling but through the ceiling and onwards?
What if this flatness is next to a more living object that breathes into it by association?
Simplicity creates space for the viewer, you can trust a viewer, you can enact the feeling of stolen images viewed at a distance,
And creepiness and nostalgia and endless tangents.
How do you put everything in the space without putting everything in the space?
Nostlagia and Digital Retro Photography