Project Space
Luminous echo
Tara Gilbee

Luminous Echo is a suite of photo visual works that forms part of a larger series I am developing by experimentation in the studio and dark room. These works employ light as a medium of affect, via destabilised explorations of surface and the phenomenon of retinal flooding. The result is an exploratory series, centered around a shadowy morphology of forms that intimates mutable spaces within the body. The work is based on scientific principles, phenomenological ideas and a semi-autobiographical approach. It draws on the historicism of photogram technique and previous X-ray works. It is conceptually based on previously-explored themes of figurative and abstract transfiguration, luminescence and emanation.