舛误幻影 Wrong Phantom
24 七月 2020

摄影,混合媒介,尺寸可变

2018 – 2020

“波拉一步摄影”源自多年前宝丽来公司一次成像技术的革新,这种拓印扩散、转移成像的方式最初广泛流行于即时纪念照的拍摄。随着传播媒介的更迭和观看方式的变化,承载图像的物质性媒材正在渐趋淘汰,而撕拉片的“寿终正寝”也从侧面印证着虚拟、数据与内存成为图像生产和储存的新走向。

在《舛误幻影》系列的创作过程中,我回归暗室,将停产过期的撕拉片相纸作为材料,在光和身体的互动中对负片进行感性书写。随后,在正负片叠合成像的过程中,对化学药水进行按压和推挤,以一种游戏般的方式去生成“错误”且“破碎”的图像。而抚摸这些抽象且碎裂的相纸,也如同抚慰自己身体经验中皮肤的疼痛和伤痕,以期在不完整的图像中获取心灵治愈的希望。

缺席的相机使光在相纸上游移出存在的痕迹,也使摄影回归到媒介的本身。在宁静漫长的创作过程中,我体验并感知着物质图像所带来的温度和感动,而不只是冰冷的数据。

photography ,Mixed medium ,Variable sizes

2018 – 2020

“Polaroid’s instant photography”,  animaging-technology innovation of Polaroid corporation, is a method of automatically developing, fixing and revealing the photos. It became widely popular to take instant commemorative photographs right away. Yet with the alterationof media and ways of seeing, material media that carries images aregradually become archaic. The “death”of the instant film also indicated that virtuality, data,and digital memory are the new trend of image production and storage.

During the creation process of the“Wrong Phantom” series, I returned to the darkroom and took the out-of-production and expired torn film paper as the material to write the negative film in aninteraction between light and body. The chemicals are then pressed and jogged in a game-like way to produce the“wrong”and“crushed”images as the positive and negative images stack up.Touching these abstract and broken pieces of photographic paper is like soothing the pain and scars of the skin in my own physical experience,expecting to obtain the hope of spiritual healing in the “incomplete” images.

The absence of the camera allows light to drift away from the traces of existence on the photographic paper, and allows photography to return to the medium itself. In the long and quiet creation process, I experience and perceive the temperature and touching brought by material images,instead of just the cold data.