An impromptu converstation I had with a peer about my work from Crit day started me questioning why I have been holding onto the representational.
It was suggested to me that my exposure images were blocking the viewers thoughts. I feel that I defiantly wanted to hold onto a representative form which might suggest to the viewer that i was dealing with subjects of confinement but including a barred window as a symbolic theme.
It was agreed that the images reminder her of gates, therefore the work was associated with some form of protection from danger which to me encapsulated some of the issues surrounding refugees rights for protection. When living in liminal states they are vulnerable to exploitation
It has been suggested that the further destruction of images might carry the work beyond what we can easily process to a more challenging level. I think I want to start looking at covering the surfaces of images either by direct destruction e.g. sanding or by applying materials onto their surface.