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The images in the Photographic Reproduction series use photography to explore the creation and development of a human foetus. The series consists of nine images which follow the foetus’ journey from conception to birth.
Combining traditional analogue and contemporary digital technologies, photographic representations of female body parts, sperm, ova and embryos are manipulated to create complex, geometric patterns which invite the viewer to consider the nature of both the reproductive and photographic processes.
The photographic isolation and modification of the elements of conception parallels contemporary reproductive techniques which enable human life to be created in the sterile atmosphere of the laboratory, rather than the warmth of the conjugal bed.
In addition to the nine prints, the series also includes a textile hanging entitled Making Babies. Photographic images from the Photographic Reproduction series are printed onto fabric before being appliquéd onto a white cotton ground and embroidered with representations of swimming sperm. The contemporary and non-traditional nature of the printed and embroidered motifs invite a discussion about the nature of contemporary photography and the cross over between art and craft practices.
Digital Art / Digitaalinen Taide, Mixed Media / Sekatekniikka, Photography / Valokuvaus, Printmaking / TaidegrafiikkaTagged
embryo / sikiö, reproduction /lisääntyminen, sperm / spermaComments
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ISSN 1799-8549 (Painettu/Printed)
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