PROJECTS —
2018
– 2013

  1. LOOKING FOR YOU BUT YOU’RE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND

  2. DREAMS

  3. AUTOMATONS IN MARIENBAD

  4. SAME IS NOT THE SAME

  5. TIME REMAPPED

  6. VACANCY

  7. THE FALL



CURATED —
2018
– 2013

  1. TRUTH||LIES

  2. NEW WEAPONS

  3. G PLAN: MADE IN MALTA

  4. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT


 
INFO

  • I cannot reconcile myself with the idea of time. I cannot control it, slow it down or speed it up – and yet, I try. My interest in duration and consciousness stems from a failure to regain lost and unredeemable time and my process of interacting with images takes on diverse forms in an attempt to trap the uncontainable. The function of my work should not be to attempt to represent my preoccupations but to better produce the feeling that there is something unpresentable. This is reflected in various works, not only with the insatiable desire to capture and contain time, but also by creating impossible scenes, re-appropriating cinema or presenting found objects as readymades divested of their original intention to create ambiguity and self-referential failures to communicate.


Mark

SAME IS NOT THE SAME, 2018











SAME IS NOT THE SAME
2018
50 x 60 cm
Digital baryta prints, framed Edition 6 + 2AP

Same is not the same was commissioned by European Eyes on Japan, a publishing project active since 1999 that annually invites European photographers to record for posterity images of the various prefectures of Japan and contemporary Japanese lives. As an islander, I am acutely psychologically aware of the perimeter of my own island. Hachinohe was intriguing in relation to the people’s identity and how this relates to their proximity to the perimeter of their island and their subsequent sense of ‘belonging’. I spent most of my time by the coast along the Same area which geographically includes the areas Kabushima, Okuki and Shirahama along the Tanesashi Coast. I lived with people whose behaviour reinforced the notion of continental islands always serving as a reminder that the sea is on top of the earth and as one acquaintance pointed out, modern culture is man-made and we must not forget the magnitude of nature; structures at the periphery are nothing but a preparation and attempt at co-existing with the sea.