Leah Anderson

‘Phosphenes’

My work is principally concerned with the concepts surrounding the phenomenon of phosphenes (seeing preserved remnants of light behind closed eyes) and the visual motions they create in response to our surrounding environment. My photography is an exploration of the cameras relationship with light and its ability to capture its fluidity, focusing particularly upon the movement of light and the effect it can have on our subconscious memories of intimate spaces. They represent a movement captured in time, and the traces left as we interact with objects within such personal spaces, the abstract images have links to notions of time and memory and are the basis around which my installation works are created. Such interactions impact our memory and change the impression of a space. The immersive installation is a physical manifestation of this, interlinking past movements with the present intending to envelop the viewer within an abstract and objective form.

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