2018 Finalists

Melissa SPICCIA

Artist statement: ‘Untitled’ belongs to a series called Lethe; a product of my ongoing curiosity about time and its connection between the body and photography.

How our bodies hold time led me to the work of philosopher, Brad Skow. Skow has a theory on the past, present and future, whereby he believes the three coexist. ‘We are not located at a single time. Time does not pass.’ Instead, his theory suggests that we exist in a ‘temporarily scattered’ condition. ‘Spread out in time, something like the way you’re spread out in space.’

Subjectively, I believe photography can capture this scattered state by validating something that becomes almost tangible – observing in the image, time spread out in all directions and altering our relationship with it.

www.melissaspiccia.com

Untitled  2018
from the series Lethe
pigment ink-jet print
45.7 x 30.4 cm
courtesy of the artist

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