Mimic

Golding, Mike (2008) Mimic. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

When my father died in 2004 I had to clear through the muddle of objects and papers which accumulate around a life. He had been an amateur photographer so there were boxes of negatives and transparencies. And I found a photograph of a child, a young boy of about 8 years old, a picture with magical powers, proving an existence and a history. It is a photograph of me. Scanning the negatives, and taking the face from the photograph of myself as a boy, I substituted this face for the faces of women that my father had photographed in the streets of Singapore and in camera clubs in the UK in the 1960s. This work considers the past, and confounds our expectations of photographs by creating images that distort their apparent authenticity, a metaphor for the neurosis of remembering in which the real and imagined collide to create new versions of the past.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photography
Subjects: W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 13:26
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:22
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/408

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