A Photogenetic Line : CPB 2019

New work at the Chennai Photo Bienniale, drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper based out of Chennai.

A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts. Cutouts are here a way of reframing and rebirthing existing photographs as new organisms. Not to remove their background environments, nor to frame heroic figures, but to create a new boundary or border for the image. A border, interior or exterior, that leads us to the next image.

The sequence evolves by following one or more of these basic rules:

a. People in the images grow older, or younger. b. Things in the background come into the foreground, or vice versa. c. Two photo captions refer to each other.

We traverse a series of perceptual (shape), historical (time) and geographic (political) boundaries. Here, like in cinema, the cut is not a brick wall but an invitation: for increased traffic at any border.

Photo: Sunlight falls on part of the installation at the Senate House, a prominent Indo-Saracenic building at the University of Madras.

Gallery: Chennai Photo Biennale
A Photogenetic Line: Experimenter 2019

A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper. Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms and to create a new boundary or border for the image.

A Photogenetic Line

A sequence of cutouts, first shown at the Chennai Photo Biennale, March 2019

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