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Interference Pattern

2018 - ongoing | c-prints, digital pigment prints | dimensions variable

Interference Pattern is a collaborative installation with artist Vivian Cooper Smith developed from a shared an interest in critiquing the ways photography constructs our perceptions of nature through the concept of landscape. The artworks are formed through studio and darkroom interventions in which photographic negatives are manipulated by acts of cutting, burning, tearing, stapling, folding and the incorporation of visual obstructions. 

The project is informed by the scientific feminism of Karen Barad, whose diffractive methodology measures ‘interference patterns’ - the effects of difference rather than the differences themselves. Like intersecting ripples made by two rocks thrown into a pond, these differences interact - some intensifying and some negating the other. The installation operates as an interference pattern, it maps the effects of two artists working in complementary and contrasting ways and opens up possibilities for new materialist pathways through photography.