Emergence Spotlight | Andrew Persaud

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat Stambolic | Andrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton MooreRaquel Moliterno


What is your process?
For this particular work that I submitted, it happens to be the final part to a 3 part series I started. In this series, the ones before this one, they are the starting points. Those images began with a model sitting in front of a projection screen which I then projected a short animation that I made or the default mac screensaver. Both of which had to do with spontaneous action of what is being projected, along with the illumination and highlighting of the model’s face and/or body. But for this piece I took photos from the previous ones and then projected that on to my models. While doing so I had them either interact or react to themselves being projected which was then photographed.

Where do you want to go with your work?
When thinking about where I would want to go with my work, I would say that I would
want to expand it a little more and have a stop motion video projected on to the images
themselves. In doing so I would be able to add movement to work, which is something that I try to do in a lot of work. With that, it would also create a different viewing experience for viewer and it would also make it little more interactive.

What do you want people to take away from your images?
When I create a body of work I like to incorporate some aspect of play. Looking at this
work I would say that that aspect of play comes in the form layering of the model on top of themselves and using the handmade animation and mac background as the backdrops. So I would definitely want someone seeing these images to pick up on and leave with that sense of playfulness. But I would also like for people to take in the little details that went into and make up the images.


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