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SCREENings

  gold  

Lauretta Suter

Amount of Images: 12

 
  silver  

Julian Schievelkamp

Amount of Images: 12

about the artwork
The human mind is always subjective and the perception of things is different. As conscious beings, reality is always something we create individually. www.julianschievelkamp.com

 
  bronze  

Jingna Zhang

Amount of Images: 12

 
  merits  

Cyrill Matter

Amount of Images: 9

 
  merits  

SOPHIE ADAMSKI

Amount of Images: 12

 
  merits  

Jim Kazanjian

Amount of Images: 12

about the artwork
My images are digitally manipulated composites built from photographs I find online. The technique I use could be considered "hyper-collage". I cobble together pieces from photos I find interesting and feed them into Photoshop. Through a palimpsest-like layering process of adding and subtracting, I gradually blend the various parts together. I am basically manipulating and assembling a disparate array of multiple photographic elements (sometimes more than 50) to produce a single homogenized image. I do not use a camera at any stage in the process. My method of construction has an improvisational and random quality to it, since it is largely driven by the source material I have available. I wade through my archive constantly and search for interesting combinations and relationships. Each new piece I bring to the composition informs the image's potential direction. It is an iterative and organic process where the end result is many times removed from its origin. I think of the work as a type of mutation which can haphazardly spawn in numerous and unpredictable directions. I’ve chosen photography as a medium because of the cultural misunderstanding that it has a sort of built-in objectivity. This allows me to set up a visual tension within the work, to make it resonate and lure the viewer further inside. My current series is inspired by the classic horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and similar authors. I am intrigued with the narrative archetypes these writers utilize to transform the commonplace into something sinister and foreboding. In my work, I prefer to use these devices as a means to generate entry points for the viewer. I'm interested in occupying a space where the mundane intersects the strange, and the familiar becomes alien. In a sense, I am attempting to render the sublime.  

 
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Svetlana Jovanovic

Amount of Images: 12