Stig Marlon Weston, last week, film photogram, 45 cm x 60 cm
Norwegian, b. 1974, playing from Oslo, Norway
Through photography I explore the possibilities for showing how we perceive reality. While photography is a tool to reinterpret it is also known to be a medium of accurate reproduction. By utilizing the camera's recognizable subjectivity as an observer, the photographs can exemplify a mode of perception that we can relate to while still showing us a new perspective.
I work a lot with cameraless photography and photograms. For this project it felt like a good medium to use, as it is so direct while staying both explicit and general at the same time.
Thoughts about the Telephone process
The process of Telephone was really interesting and a true eye-opener for me, because it was so hard.
Consciously looking for a hidden message, or systematically interpreting and analyzing the given work didn´t give me anything to work with. But going through a serious family crisis and periode of mourning I realized that the only way to work collaboratively, without critical conversation and discussion, was to open up and just feel the train of thoughts and emotions as it built up. I cannot say for sure if what I read into the message and wanted to convey to the next participant, came from my reading of the assigned Telephone work I was sent. Or if it was me just sticking it on top of whatever I was looking at. But by responding instinctively, I feel sure that the ideas that formed in my mind were both truly personal and universal.