Into the matrix...

Another blast of creative energy provided by (visual) improvisation: you shoot a picture, I work on it, you talk about it, I respond, we shoot another picture, etc...

I will be working with Margaret on a joint visual (stills and video) inquiry project this summer. We've known each other for about 4 years and, over that period, I have seen her change amazingly. This portrait is a collaborative, improvisational image we made together (virtually) and hangs on her kitchen wall provoking questions and comment from visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I asked Margaret if I could use her picture on this blog she immediately said 'Yes' and then, 'But, what will you say?'

It's an interesting response that links image and dialogue together.  Photographs have long been the final arbiter on defining the truth but not since the dawn of the Photoshop age...

I'd be interested to know what Margaret says when her kitchen guests question her about the picture and how her answers change from person to person.

I see the image as a statement that prompts fundamental questions of identity and wonder how much we can know of how we are seen and understood by others.  

And so the dialogue begins...

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