VINVS FOGGINI / SCVLPSIT FLO / RENTIAE / 1749 Backlit film, light box
872 x 625 mm
Antinous/Acrobats Backlit film, light box 451 x 328mm 2015
The photographs of found athletic bodies play on the haphazard consumption of images and approaches to documenting cultural encounters. Speculating on the ‘rules of practice’ of a personal archive, there is a queered examination of the male body in the historic teaching of art as a tool to learn to look and draw, in as much as it is to be observed and admired.
The photographs, found online and captured on a smart phone, suggest new archival hierarchies and topographies in reasoning their historic status and personal value. The images are represented through the medium of a light box, glowing and transmitting their message, both newly iconic and consumable.