"Becoming Image", 2015, installation view, Monash University. Photographed by Leuli Eshraghi.
This is a photograph from the audience perspective, of a performative presentation designed for HDR Theory Workshop peers that took place in October 2015. It was part of a panel discussion with Melanie Oliver and Vincent Chan on mediation and ghosts, where we responded collectively to our reading of the introduction to Derrida's 'Spectres of Marx', we each presented a paper that discussed our views in relation to our own practices (as an artist, as a curator, and as a graphic designer). My presentation took the form of a performance.
For this piece, I utilised the conference call software Zoom, and an open Word doc. to develop a highly time-sensitive text. A provisional and speculative text was read aloud from the working document on my computer screen in my studio, to my peers across campus in the lecture theatre. The text reflected on problems raised in a earlier work of mine (how to make a place-sensitive image), the complex relation between intention and outcome, words and image, while considering the spectral capacity of the image, and how an image might be open to becoming in a methodological sense. Text