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Camila Mora Scheihing

MA work

Reconstruction

Reconstruction is an ongoing series based on rolls of undeveloped family films which were misplaced for forty years. By deciding to develop them and to document the process, I was confronted by an ambivalence in my desire to know or not to know. I was in turn disappointed, elated, moved, angry and surprised by the result. The images where so damaged, that some were invisible to the eye. I had to digitally enhance them, reconstruct them, to then discover they had been etched by time and the degradation of the chemicals. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Print, 2018

  • Photography is central to Camila Mora Scheihing's multidisciplinary practice. In certain instances, found/lost photographs are used as source material for the purpose of correlating past images to the present. In other cases, they question the nature of photography as a representation of reality by opposing the digital to the analog, truth to fiction. She is continuously trying to understand the past through the present and the present through the past. It is through filmic narratives that she searches for the flaws, and finds the specter in the image. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, School of Architecture Cities and Territories, Paris, 1993; Screenwriting, EICTV Film School, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, 2001
  • Experience

  • Film director of The Drift, feature documentary, INA, France, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Hold your horses, hold them and never let them go, CGP Gallery, London, 2018; So Many Things Happened Today 2, Kingsgate Project Space, Millimetre 02, London, 2017; Bapor Tabo(o), Art Licks Weekend, London, 2017; Network, RAGE Collective, Movement Gallery, Worcester, 2017; Odious Smell of Truth, RAGE Collective, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London 2017; Output, CGP Gallery, London, 2017; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London; Wunderkammer, solo exhibition, Tagomago Gallery, Paris, 2015
  • Conferences

  • Artist lecture and Critique, Faculty of Media, Art and Technology, Gloucestershire University 2017