Early on in its history, photography was hailed as a technology capable of translating truth. Subsequent critical reflection by authors such as Susan Sontag, Stuart Hall, and Roland Barthes recognizes that camera-based imagery offers an altered reality, which is itself subjective and unreliable, influenced by both the photographer’s and the viewer’s interpretations. While photography makes claims toward empirical documentation, the mediating impact of the lens produces an imperfect record.
Mediated Visions in Time and Space occurs within the unstable space of the photographic reality, exploring the transcendental, interpretive, mutable, and otherworldly dimensions embedded within the filmic image. This group exhibition navigates the perceptual boundaries of lens-based practice, both technically and conceptually, through diverse modes including slide photography, Super 8 film, textile, and collage.