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Talk: Dan Burwood
March 27th 2015, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
BOM Fellow and photographer Dan Burwood will present his new work which deliberately cultivates photographic microorganisms, typically associated as the enemy of traditional photography. Microorganisms colonise the photographic surface in damp conditions; hazing lens coatings with mycorhizoa; spotting with bacteria flat pressed and forgotten silver gelatin prints; crazing hypo residues in film emulsions; distorting monetary value and representational integrity. Where better to examine the time-based forms of microfauna than within photographic process itself? Media / Culture / Mycology is an open reversal of this enmity: what happens when we work to culture organic growth within photographic media? How can biological processes inform lens based image making?