15th Pollux Awards, Alternative Processes, Winner
2021 Selected by Alice Gabringer IPA best of show curator
2021 Selected by Irina Chmyreva IPA Jury Top 5
2021 Selected for IPA Country Pick: United Kingdom
16th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Alternative Processes, Honourable Mention
2021 International Photography Awards 2nd Place in the Professional Analog/Film, Other
Children interact with projected images from their school textbooks - the slides, like magic, lay claim to another reality, time, and place. Here, in this liminal state, the photograph acts as a space of becoming, in which it is possible to make or explore visual meanings. The children’s responses to the images evoke new narratives. Optical devices, analogue processes and copper toning enhance the temporal ambiguity.
Betwixt makes explicit the implicit ways in which the photographic image resonates in the imagination. These images speak of our ability to enter, via performance, into other levels of reality suggested by the photograph. By stepping into the picture and turning the familiar into the strange, we can begin to question the photographic image's authenticity.