Dancing on Mars (2015 - ongoing)
The photographs in this series were taken around the inner city and later submerged in various popular energy drinks for durations of up to two years. Gradually, the film becomes malleable, as colour layers are stripped away, and the liquids slowly disintegrate the medium into an unpredictable abstraction of colour and texture. The film attracts dust, insects, and bacteria, which eat away the image into material abstraction, demolishing the pictorial, and freeing the photo-object from the burden of depiction. Through spatio-temporal abstraction, ‘Dancing on Mars’ attempts to describe the pulse and intensity of place, as the work simultaneously interrogates the physical possibilities of the medium itself.