The work comes from a bought archive sold as '25 people with cameras', which had a collection of images from the 1960-1970's. The last geographical location of the archive was from the seller in Williamsburg, MA and therefore become known as the Williamsburg archive.
Through looking at archival images, it becomes apparent that, when dislocated from their historical contexts, the viewer can never tell accurately what the event depicted was. This series looks at the process of taking an image, what it means in the present, and as a historical document. Through a series of re-appropriations, the work attempt to explore the limitations of the images as informational document of an event.
Through contact with multiple readings, the signs in the image become distorted, each reading differs and these permutations becomes metaphors for the shifting nature of the photographic documents over time.
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