A Photogenetic Line

A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts, from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper based in Chennai. Here cutouts are 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 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.

Gallery: Chennai Photo Biennale
A Photogenetic Line

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.



In Cameras Res

On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam. The optical and motor capacities of these cameras are pushed to an extreme. Certain human subjects reappear near or far in the images, suggesting a form of reciprocal knowledge or intent, a secret pattern between cameras and people.