Through a Scanner Darkly

26 September - 20 October, 2007

Work by Chantal Faust

My work relies on a pre-existing language of photography – how we read and understand images and the spatial relationships that can be expected when viewing a photograph. It is the subversion of this photographic vernacular that occurs through scanning which makes the viewing experience so strange.

The scanner disobeys the rules of lens-based photography, associated with aperture, depth of field and the use of perspective. Scanning requires an immediate proximity to the subject. It distorts and stretches space and yet the focus maintains an acute sensitivity to surface detail; so much so that the images often can appear ‘hyper-real’. What really interests me is the way that the scanner visibly impacts upon the surfaces of that which it scans. The photographic idea of an anonymous voyeur is denied through the physical transformation of subject matter and the subsequent freezing of this pressured moment into a flat image.

Exhibition Images


Exhibition Images

Exhibition Notes

Chantal Faust, Nebula

Chantal Faust, Ross

Chantal Faust, Iron

Chantal Faust, City Of Lost Children 2

Chantal Faust, City Of Lost Children 1

Chantal Faust, Lap Milk

Chantal Faust, Milk Head

Chantal Faust, Milking

Chantal Faust, Kiss Milk

Chantal Faust, TheKiss

Chantal Faust, Vine

Chantal Faust, Waiting