I was dead, and they were telling me I was only wounded

2018-2020

I documented the butchering animals, and combined them with photographs of corpses from the American Civil War. Over time my image compositions became more abstract because my goal for these photographs is to emphasise the violent interaction with a dead body, instead of the spectacle of dead bodies.

 

The copious amounts of red from the blood and muscle of the animals was a distraction from the form of the carcasses and the interactions between them and the butchers. I therefore printed these images using the platinum process with added pig's blood as a metaphor to refer to the lens that these corpses can be viewed through.

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Materials: Digital giclee prints

Collection of 7 photographic prints

Each print is either 70x100cm or 50x70cm