installationview, Gallery 44 - Projectroom, Toronto, 2005
Private Stages - Collages
The Collages of "Private Stages" take amateur photographs
of nudes from the Internet and undermine the original intention
of the images through a simple process of interference.
The main subject – the nude – is obscured with the
application of little "dots" that are made with punchhole
irons using the colours and structures from the original image.
The process of manipulation remains visible on the image plane
with dots and circles forming a recog-nizable silhouette of the
vanished nude. Through this "low tech" retouching process,
the former pinup-photo becomes a simple interior. The background
space of the image – previously unimportant – becomes
the main subject of the image.