Alejandro Guijarro’s Momentum Photo Series Looks At Blackboards Full Of Quantum Mechanic Abstractions
Alejandro Guijarro‘s ‘Momentum’ photo series is an interesting one and to be honest can’t be given any justice on a web page. The photos, of blackboards filled with abstract equations, really need to be seen in a gallery as full size images. Having said that I was so intrigued with the project I thought I’d post them up anyway.
The premise was simple. He visited many of the great quantum mechanics institutions of the World, walked into the lecture halls and shot the blackboard, recording it as he found it. What’s left, after the context is removed, is an image filled with marks, numbers, letter and symbols. In other words an abstract picture of line and form.
Here’s a statement on Guijarro’s site about his work:
His work examines spatial relations in photographic representation, exploring what photography is still allowed and able to do. He makes contradictory and paradoxical images, where the boundaries of the photographic image break down. The images imply a tension that goes back and forth between what can be seen and what can be understood, creating a simultaneous sense of appearance and disappearance. By undermining our recognizable modes of perception, he questions the solidity and the authority of the photographic image and its ability to refer to reality and to truth.
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