Final Outcomes [Exposure]
After experimenting with the shutter type technique, I discovered that it was not just a matter of shadow projection that transferred the content onto the negative – colour was also possible. Without knowing how the coloured acetate would look against the subject matter (shot in full colour), another layer of control was stripped from the process.
One of the major tasks of this thesis was to showcase it to the public in a similar manner. Rather than displaying the series of experiments, I questioned how someone could be invited into “exposure” through an interactive experience.
The public display of “exposure” may be seen as a social experiment. The main content is comprised of the following content using the shutter type technique:
- This is about you.
- This is about the desire and illusion for control.
- This is about anxiety in a post-modern world.
After some digital editing, the pieces were ink-jet printed on a thin watercolour paper. This method made my request to drop liquid (hydrogen peroxide) into plexi-glass boxes (made by me), an onto the prints produce an immediate, visible, and unexpected chemical reaction. The phrase, “just go for it” is the only direction a viewer is given, creating a level of uncertainty and willingness to participate – a process, of a process.