Restaging Place: Performativity and the camera, Parliament Square recast through social media photography.
This is a practice related study of a politically charged public place, Parliament Square. It is led by an examination of social media photographs that have been taken there and posted publicly online. Through transposition to analogue film the photographs have been removed from the fast flow of social media, slowed and analyzed. During this physical process four social activities emerge: tourism, protest, state occasion and the everyday. An investigation into each of these areas is instigated by a close examination of one related photograph. This investigation occurs both in the realm of performative sculptural, photographic and film practice as well as theoretically.