Genetically Modified Photographs “I appreciate the originality of an antique.” Tristan Tzara,1918 Using decoupage, I want to create – in the manner of Frankenstein – an artificial being made not from dead bodies but from a collation of photographs of people that died long ago. These photographs have been abandoned by their owners or the owners’ descendants and the identity of the subjects is unknown. And so my hand-crafted and surreal monsters come to life. There is something sacrilegious in this approach. By meddling as I do with the memory of unknown people, by sacrificing these original photographs whose negatives I […]
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