Damian Sutton gave an incredibly eloquent lecture on a basic level about the processes we have almost become so custom to that we don’t even realise it.
The duration of time produced when we make an image, The ‘communicability’ of taking a photograph. The Aura, as in the ritual surrounding objects when we decide to make an image. These are all things that at some point or another I have looked at in the past, however, from this lecture have returned to them but as a whole rather than individual ideas.
The theme that I kept returning to whilst listening was that of duration. How can the duration of time really be represented in this digital age? Personally, to explain this notion of time to an audience who may not have read or written about photography, would be through moving image. A way of showing time through a still image but as a piece of moving image. A still object recorded on a loop so that there is no movement but nevertheless it is still a moving image. This idea of the still moving image brought me back to my last post of using some of my grandmothers archived antiques as these moving stills. You can read my initial ideas in this post here.
You can watch the full lecture by Damien Sutton below.