Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"the photographic diary project" by Jimmy Owenns

Reposted from Rhizome 2001

This work by Jimmy Owenns reflects some of my own ideas about the concept of the photograph album, the snapshot photograph and the manner in which we take and react to such photographs. I am interested in both Jimmy s concept and his choice and use of medium and his mode of presentation.

Photographic Diary (preview) from Kennedy James on Vimeo.

Experimental journal gathering more than 60,000 photographs, from April 12, 2001 to April 12, 2002, in an interactive form of which a preview is available in the website's "Preview" section.
 --- Intimate doesn't mean narcissism ---
This creation is a private diary of a human being. Photography is employed as a revelatory medium, making legible and visible things which are not: feelings, thoughts and obsessions of being. This photographic project is the testimonial of human experience. It is not a matter of mirror but of significance.
--- Living creation, testimonial of reality and virtuality of human ---
The staging restores a changing atmosphere animated by things of an invisible nature, like a journey in apnea where virtual memory becomes fragmented by thoughts which witness a human reality where references are confused by the exhilaration of memories; this diary is the aftermath of a 366 days experience.


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