Punctuation

2019

C-Type Prints

I am interested in ways of looking at internet search pages as sites of narrative, where sociopolitical history and specialised knowledge of photography can converge to offer an evolving critique of image-making. As an ongoing part of my practice, I collect digital images gleaned from online searches that relate to news events or hold a particular visual absurdity. One subsection of this archive contains images of sinkholes, taken from Google’s search engine and produced by amateur and professional photographers as well as by a variety of surveillance systems that seem to reveal something profound and silly: giant O’s surrounded by men in hi-vis, cars and ticker-tape, revealing the vast and unequivocal depths of the planet we’ve placed everything on top of. An allegory for the Internet perhaps? Apertures? Or punctuation in the landscape?