‘Framed’ examines the nature of photography itself, experimenting with the capacity of the photographic portrait to represent complex meanings about identity.
I built glass cubicles in varying sizes then asked artists to become subjects themselves. Presenting the glass cubicle as the physical incarnation of the final image, I asked the subjects to pose nude inside the cubicle. The constructed space of the glass cubicles represented what the final image would be while exposing the normally hidden exploitative element in the relationship between artist and subject. The final image is the life-size print of that constructed space, holding and confining the exposed subject. Through printing the portraits life-size, the viewer is confronted with a life-size body easily relatable and comparable to their own. Exaggerating the constructed and exploitative capacity of the photographic portrait, this work asks us to recognise the voyeuristic desires and scrutinizing gaze that the photographic portrait invites.
Laura Moore is an emerging artist based is Sydney. A recent graduate of Sydney College of the Arts, her work examines the nature of photography itself, experimenting with the capacity of the photographic portrait to represent complex meanings about identity and human relationships. Often inspired and informed by her everyday life, observations and memory, Moore’s work actively inviting speculation and projection.