In this project I cope with the idea of metaphorical portrayal of death. I work with terms death and photography. I perceive the term death as multilayered and hard to define. Death is omnipresent but our senses cannot comprehend it. Interestingly, death, which is omnipresent, creates a nonentity.
The term photography itself can be seen as death (e.g. death of the moment), as Susan Sontag said: All photographs are Memento Mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.
Time is an important aspect that connects death and photography. Time given, time frozen, time limited and finite. Mortality of photography is closely related to the mortality of man. I try to analyze the theme of death and photography not only in terms of technology, but also to embody and display it through inorganic abstraction – found objects with added meaning.
Inspiration for project title comes from book Sypká nehmatnosť smrti (Loose intangibility of death) by Michal Janata because the term Loose intangibility of death is most relevant abstract depiction of nature of death.