16th June – 1st July
One more time, this time for real.
Photography is a misunderstanding and the photograph is a lie.
Strongly rooted in analogue photography, Alice Duncan’s practice investigates society’s reliance on photography to represent the real, or as evidence of an event; a reliance that has led us to mistake photography with the act of seeing.
In One more time, this time for real, Duncan exposes the strange and often sadistic relationships that exist between photographs and readily available objects; humiliating photography’s inability to truly represent the real. With a heavy emphasis on materiality, Duncan distances the viewer from the emotive and personal subject matter of the photographs. This allows a more complex and analytical approach to art production, whereby photography is merely a tool for encountering events and articulating their strangeness.
Essay by Nicola Bryant undertaken as part of our SEVENTH’s Emerging Writers’ Program: Nicola Bryant & S7