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Simon Ward

MA work

Working at night, the darkened room is illuminated by a projection of light. A flatbed scanner becomes the artist's tool for representation. The process involves the act of placing the object in direct contact with the cleaned transparent surface of the scanner. An indexical trace recorded by the passing beam of light. Through conversations and untold stories, inanimate objects that embody a sense of memory and touch are selected and removed from their origin. The result is an image of meticulous detail and clarity suspended within a dark relief.

Info

  • Simon Ward
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2007

  • Working at night, the darkened room is illuminated by a projection of light. A flatbed scanner becomes the artist's tool for representation. The process involves the act of placing the object in direct contact with the cleaned transparent surface of the scanner. An indexical trace recorded by the passing beam of light. Through conversations and untold stories, inanimate objects that embody a sense of memory and touch are selected and removed from their origin. The result is an image of meticulous detail and clarity suspended within a dark relief.

  • Exhibitions

  • A Sharp Intake of Breath, Beldam Gallery, Uxbridge, 2005; Views From Inside, Betonsalon Museum, Vienna, 2006; To Be Honest, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, 2003; International Open Image Showcase, Deluxe Gallery, London, 2003
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Dazed and Confused Re:creation Award, 2003; First Prize, Unscene, Student Turner Prize, 2002