Gone But Not Forgotten
Boredom offers creative possibilities, staring into space suggests presence. If one pictures a “place in the world which has never been seen” the imagination allows
one to be present in that place (Merleau Ponty 2002). Taken in July 2007 Images 1-4 attempt to offer the viewer a classic urban setting but have no unqualified presence and no unqualified absence (Lefebvre 2003) If the Natural world’ is defined as habitual or commonplace (Encarta 2008) The monotony of the journey allowed
me to focus on the road ahead. The changing weather conditions re-focused
my imagination on the habitual repetition and steady pace of ‘passing time’. Visual awareness is jolted the viewer is mobilized by the surface of the image and has to develop a connection with the site in order to restructure their relationship to the image. A new visual perspective emerges fusing the imagination with prosaic space. These images form part of an ongoing photographic project that explores links between visual observation and the instability of a changing climate. And how
shifting weather conditions are disrupted by mechanized forms of travel or interrupt transport systems within the ‘city’ and its periphery.