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Collapse: reflecting on a digital sublime
With the unlikely use of failing inkjet printers Stu Sontier creates forlorn and stark vistas populated by lines, numbers and dithered washes of colour.
The work may challenge the photographic constraints of fine print on archival base. They address the material nature of digital photography and more generally the obsolescence and waste that our technological culture creates. This work strips digital photography down to its essence – the paper, ink and technology that provide support. In many ways it still sits within a documentary tradition – these are after all, real things being shown, images derived from something that happened and was captured, albeit produced by machines.