I explore reality through the lens of the newspaper, a habitual documentation of the everyday. I aim to compromise the integrity of the news both physically and figuratively. Through the act of manipulation, I hope to gesture towards themes of censorship and subjectivity. The porous nature of the cuttings allows light to pass right through them, casting shadows as identifiable words or just symbolic blank spaces, lost in translation. The viewer is only ever exposed to the shadows, making reference to Plato’s allegory of the cave. The philosophy in which the shadows on a cave wall are mistaken for reality.
All credit goes to Otis Jordan for the soundtrack, ‘Tugboat’