Disruption demonstrates an interest in the relationship we have with photographs, and in particular, between images and the material onto which they are printed. The major exchange with a photograph is mostly a symbolic one; we do not often contemplate the object in front of us. Emidio Puglielli's work disrupts the pull of the image by engaging with the materiality of the photograph, highlighting the inherent surface qualities. Through a process of sanding and the use of map pins the usual order of viewing the photograph as an image is altered. By presenting multiples of the same image, with each treated slightly differently, the uniqueness of each object emerges in contrast to the multiplicity associated with photographic reproduction. Disruption questions our expectations of the photograph as it raises questions in relation to context, connoisseurship, space and temporality. Puglielli's work is about photography rather than the photographic, questioning what photographs are and what they do to, and for us.
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