CONSPIRACY THEORY 2.0 - PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICES ON CONSPIRACY THEORY WEBSITES FOLLOWING THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING.
"In the following I will discuss the aesthetics of photographic practices on conspiracy theory websites. The literature on conspiracy theories tends to treat them harshly, for example, they are described as being the result of "crippled epistemologies"1. Rather than seeing conspiracy theories, and their attendant photographic practices, as simply failures, I would like to try and locate them in terms of wider photographic and filmic practices."...
First published In International Centre of Photography's Perspectives and Presented at Theorizing the Web, 2015
WALK THE PERIMETER
"Walking constantly with the Fence to my left, I am tracing the edge of the Olympic Park. Going where it goes, stopping where it stops me. The vision in my left eye fades to grey, blinking spots of yellow and flashes of helio-silver as the sun strobes through chinks in stainless steel. A disease imposed by the physical form of the city; I am unbalanced. Since last week there’s been soldiers at the end of my street. They took our jokes in good humour, but when we climbed over the fence, their humour failed amid radio chatter of “breached perimeters”. I can sympathise with the Military Mind, I am forever walking perimeters, endlessly surveying the territory." ...
First Published in Litro, 2013
DAYDREAM STRATFORD NATION
First Published in The Wick, 2013