Presenting ideas

One of the biggest issues I’ve had with my work is figuring out how to present it in the environment of an exhibition. As the final piece is a digital zine, figuring out how to best put across the idea that it is to be seen online has caused a few issues. The idea that has resonated with me the strongest so far is to have the scanography pages of the zine presented with the ability to scan the image and have it direct link to the ezine using aurasma.

The first issue as if I should present the work on paper. As I’m still looking to keep the DIY feel of the zine in my work, I want the scans to be on the same paper as the ezine has been photocopied in on. As paper is so flimsy, I will be mounting them on black mounting board. I considered framing them, however I feel like the frame would be too much of a distraction and things such as glass glare could interrupt with the scanning process.

As this is the first time I have presented this sort of work I looked online at other scanography and photo copy exhibitions to look at how they were presented. I discovered a scanography exhibition that had taken place in Russia in 2012. The scans were all presented frameless, letting the abstract nature of the format be the focal piece.

I also discovered ‘The Photography Club’ who exhibition xeroxed photographs from around the world. They also choose to present the work frameless. They also sell collective zines with each artist and exhibition.Why was she grounded? by Francesca Allen

I also looked back at how one of the original art pieces I was inspired by was exhibited. Pink by Sheila De Bretteville was presented plainly, with only a white border. It was also presented with the pieces going vertically, which is something to consider.

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Pink, 1973, Photo by Brian Forrest


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