Thursday, November 15, 2012
These photographs are part of the "(Im)mortality" series which mainly deals with the “memento mori” theme. Photographs are typically used as a way of reliving the past and remembering the deceased. In a certain sense the photographic medium can be seen as a “weapon” against the ephemeral and the ever-constant flow of time. The act of taking a photograph may be immediate/instant (like pointing and shooting a gun) but its results are timeless. One could say that by photographically recording “reality” one acquires the ability to slow down time and “immortalize” a transient moment. In L’Acte Photographique Phillipe Dubois suggests that the act of taking a photograph is “an instantaneous abduction of the object out of the world into another world, into another kind of time”.