The Pleasures of Indeterminacy: Andrew Wright
Ottawa-based photographer, Andrew Wright, has adopted an aesthetic strategy of putting things in play to see what happens. His latest engagement with this art of unpredictability is a series called “Coronae,” consisting of 60 x 60 inch C-Prints mounted on Dibond. Using a jeweller’s drill and boring a hole all the way through a colour film canister and into the successive layers of film, Wright initiates the process. Then he leaves the canister in the sun for an hour. When the film is developed, the holes have become the image. “With the ones nearest the surface you get an explosive pattern; the ones closer to the spool are more subtle.” The series aptly takes its name from astronomy because the look of the photographs is decidedly celestial. Corona 2 has what looks like a meteor trail stuttering across its surface; the radiant white centre in Corona 1 is nudged by an intense red satellite....
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