8. SYSTEMS




ABSTRACT MEMORY.
Gif.
looped.
2018.


Systems. Sequences. Snapshots. Click Click Click.

The photograms suggested much more.
Rhythms. Beats. Sequences.
A conversation with a drummer was the catalyst to take things further.
Looking at the photogram sequences the response was to tap out beats, phrases, patterns…
‘These are percussive scores’ was the observation…
‘Drift’ was an audio response to three photograms which were seen as the initial ‘score’ to improvise and compose around field recordings and lo-fi sample loops.

Bear in mind that parts of the score may be devoid of direct musical relevance. Cornelius Cardew.

Snapshots. Snapshots. Click click click.
Motorways. Railways. Blur. Repetition. Sequences. Loops. Sequences. Loops.

The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of 'how to do.' The salvation of photography comes from the experiment.— From Lazlo Moholy Nagy.


Maps, plans, birds-eye views. Drawings with light.
The darkroom as a creative space. A place of alchemy, surprises, celebrated mistakes.
A place where rules and discipline are in a fine balance with the element of chance.


“When I make a photograph I want it to be an altogether new object, complete and self contained, whose basic conditions are order - unlike the world of events and actions whose permanent condition is change and disorder.” — From Aaron Siskind.



DOT DOT CROSS NO DASH.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2020.

TUBES AND LINES.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2018.

LIGHT DRAWING MACHINE PART.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2020.

SHREDS.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2018.

JUMBLED LETTER FORMS BLURRED SHADOW.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2020.

MACHINE BREAKS VIBRATES.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2018.

WAVE UPON WAVE TWO SMALL CROSSES.
Photogram on light sensitive paper.
51cm X 101cm.
2020.



‘DRIFT’
aUDIOMAPS.
22 minutes 19 seconds.
2018.


Mark