For the past academic year, I took part in Lightbox II project facilitated by Redeye Photography Network in Manchester to promote collaboration in photography. Together with eight other participants with a common interest in exploring the boundaries of fact and fiction in photography we formed Fabricate Collective. Our first group show If truth be told… was on display at Fallout Factory gallery in Liverpool from 17th May until 17 June as a part of Look13 International Photography Festival.
In response to the theme, I created a project that questions how our perception of information changes depending on the context of its presentation.
Filed Under ‘F’:
Are you presented with Factual or Fictional documents? Would you be able to identity if the files were Fake, Fabricated or Falsified to Fool you? Where does the line lie, in crossing which Fact becomes Fiction – Fairytale, Fable, a mere Fantasy of a credent mind?
This work questions the relationship between information and the context of its presentation, the latest affecting our perception of its meaning. Through media, art and science, we regularly consume vast quantities of date, often making ungrounded assumptions about its truthfulness and outsourcing the responsibility of checking the facts.
Inspired by the story of Cottingley Fairies, this work provides new ‘evidence’ on the existence of nature spirits.
The work was presented as a 3D installation.