Between Land and Sky
Paniza, Meike June
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Photography
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Paniza
Bibliography: pages 27-28
"The photographic body of work Between Land and Sky is intended to be understood through the recognition of lost ground. Although removed from their original context, the individual images maintain a poetic sense of what was lost through their original connection to it. That connection is found in the imprint of light, which has an indexical relationship with the photographic real. It is also found in the markers that are connections to my experience: the sensory impressions, the details from memories, and the re-contextualization of those elements through deliberate sequencing of single and paired images. As a sensed absence, these meanings are transferred to the viewer. The paradoxical nature of fragmentation is then resolved as a poetic slippage between the internal and external experiences of time and place. In this way the meaning remains open; thus the viewer’s gaze is guided toward a visuality that invites a deeper, emotional perception of the work."
Keywords: Alaska, photography, fragmentation, decontextualization, sensory impressions, punctum, indexical signs, sequence
CHAIR: Darlington, Liz
PDF : 28 pages, color illustrations
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