Continuously evolving projects.
At this time, I don’t have the plan to exhibit my work at a public or private gallery. At the current level of public support, financing public exhibitions is simply unattainable. It doesn’t mean that I lost interest in what I was doing. My virtual project presentations are continuously evolving, as are my visually narrated Stories
To be aware of it or not.
I could pretend forever that it is not the truth that the world, including everyone and everything in it, exists in practical terms in my head. A water vessel with a neuronal network in it that determines what and how I think and control my body. And that what comes in and out of it is the fundamental thing that matters.
It is hard to acknowledge that, too; the world and life as we know it depends solely on the water molecule properties. The impurities of them sooner or later affect us all. So does the world around us.
Photography, from its beginning, has served to document social realities. I felt compelled to use the medium in this capacity in an ongoing documentary project about the city of Hamilton. My intention had been simple; to encapsulate in a single photograph a given issue at the time as it was brought to public attention by the city’s mass media.
“ I Take my City Back” is a parallel project that uses these photographs as the canvas for active public interactions with the City’s encapsulated issues. The project manifest challenged the viewers to write their individual issues’ interpretations on the surface of large photographs finished to the high gallery standards.
This simple test of a practical application of the democracy concept had unintended consequences.
Past is only relevant for creating new ideas and projects if it serves as a depository progress and failures of steps already taken.