The Promise of Sublime Words
photography | ongoing
The Promise of Sublime Words started during the course of my doctoral studies, when I was preparing for the final exam in art history. During my research I discovered many old books with popular sculptures from Antique to Classicism. To spice the process of spaced repetition, I began preparing photographs connected with discussed topics. My aim was to show my favourite statues as objects, which arouse ambiguous associations. I tried to distort the usual view of sculptures and finally destabilize a natural sense of order. I have employed many methods of image making: taking photographs of textbook illustrations, printing the photographs, physically manipulating the prints, placing them in a tableau, taking photographs of the scene, and then digitally manipulating those photos. On the one hand the cycle draws on my private fascinations and on the other, it is a reflection on the usage of photographic material in post-internet times.