-----Connor Addison - Artist, Photography

Tautological

(Purported Tautology)


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purport
Verb

Appear to be or do something, especially falsely. “She is not the person she purports to be”
tautology

noun

The saying of the same thing twice over in different words [or forms], generally considered to be a fault of style.







 





2014 - 2019
In ‘Purported Tautology’ all artworks are photos of images or photos of video. This series investigates the medium of photography as an imperfect tool for duplicating reality. The photograph removes context, sound and movement which, in addition to the camera’s mechanics: it’s blur, aperture and shutter speed etc. causes truth to be lost in the process.

Photos become mutations of the reality they purport to archive and, through the continual recycling of 

the same image, it fades, evolves and re-expresses itself into falsehoods, ambiguity or nothingness. 

Like this, photography is akin to the process of painting, except that we put trust in photography for its accuracy. In an era of digital manipulation, staged photography and the stitching of verbal deception to images, photography can masquerade as truth; something which reveals the same thing as the reality it captures. Often it is just a vehicle of false and fading memory.




All artworks are captured on 35mm film.








            















  








 












 



















 

‘Ecstasy’
2018, 35mm film


‘Gaze’
2017, 35mm film


‘Untitled’
2015, 35mm film


‘Bathroom waiting’
2017, 35mm film


‘Love’
2019, 35mm film

‘Wading Away’
2019, 35mm film


‘Lost Child’
2016, 35mm film


‘Defense’
2016, 35mm film


‘Indian Women on the Move’
2017, 35mm film



‘Rupert Murdoch’
2014, 35mm film



‘Anna K’
2014, 35mm film




       
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Mark