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Still Moving

posted on 2023-06-08, 15:48 authored by Joanna CallaghanJoanna Callaghan
A photographic installation commissioned by CAPTURE (National agency for Dance on Screen) and Arts Council England in collaboration with choreographer Frauke Requardt. Shot on 35mm slide film and presented in light boxes with loupes (viewfinders), slide projections and sound track, the work utilised a range of viewing and capture methodologies from early experiments in photographic movement (Muybridge, Marey). The research aim was to interrogate what makes a moving image, physically and emotionally through fictionalised narratives and associated narrative ruptures. Callaghan achieved this through isolating and manipulating pictorial layers (e.g. fixed frames, repeated frames minus elements), installation design (viewer movement as animating images in light boxes) and choreographic performance (non-gestural repeated actions). Underlying research drew on Nietzsche and Heidegger to create narratives of loss, isolation and displacement. Narrative construction in the form of layering and delayering was drawn from Borges (labyrinths) and Derrida (de-sedimentation) and aesthetically artists Tracey Moffat and Stan Douglas influenced the work. Premiered at FORMAT International Festival of Photography, Derby (2009).


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Format09 International Festival of Photography

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Quad, UK

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6 March - 5 April 2009

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