Scratched Photography

  • In the series,Scratched Photography, materiality and process are a significant part of my exploration of the prison space. The underexposed space of the photographs is scratched with lines using carving tools and sand paper. The mark making also creates a subjective psychological space of history and memory. The act of violent erasure, concealment and obstruction of the information in the photographs challenges the viewer to imagine the space of the jail. I question how the indexical presence of the artist’s body is revealed in the photographic surface and in relationship to the monumentality of architecture.