Countenance a Blinding Sun is a semi-fictional pondering on the apocalypse. Employing visual metaphor, abstraction, decontextualisation, and suspense, the work is a story of both passivity and complicity in catastrophe as the sequence jumps between pre- and post- ‘event’.
Photography can help us perceive - as yet - unseen realities through its duality of purpose; it forms a perceptual bridge (Boyle, 2014) between knowledge and imagination. Thus, at once, the known tensions of the fractious political, economic, and environmental climates in our contemporary neoliberal societies are met here with a fictional representation of an imminent ‘end’, or a new beginning, depending upon the viewer’s interpretation.
Book and Installation Images