Temporary Surfaces (2011)
In 2011, I saw Hollis Frampton's film (nostalgia) for the first time. Frampton's film marked a turning point in my understanding of how the temporary nature of looking can be articulated (through the idea of the burning photograph), and also sets up a discourse between image and recollection. The question for me soon became: What effect does this "disappearing" have on how we understand digital photography, and how might Frampton's idea of a burning photograph translate into the digital age?
In Temporary Surfaces, a computer script slowly destroys a series of images, removing bytes of digital information until nothing is left but a grey screen, and a text description.