Six Degrees of Freedom
'Six Degrees of Freedom' is a response to the seascapes of Turner, and to the challenges photography faces in expressively rendering the sea. The project involved making long exposures with a pinhole camera attached to navigation buoys in the Solent, a channel that flows around the town of my upbringing, and an area in which Turner painted. The project creates an interplay between control and chance, and the images are directly influenced by the six directions of movement that affect a buoyant object. The diffuse visual effects in the ten final images are part of the language of the sublime referred to by Immanuel Kant; that the sublime "is to be found in a formless object, represented by a boundlessness".
Gabriel Andreu • Georgs Avetisjans • Marta Benavides • Richard Boll • Pixie Bowles • Martin Seeds • Lauren Shields •