Polaroid Project was created in two hours at a live art event.

I took 150 Polaroid exposures of a live audience, cut up the resulting photographs, and then reassembled them into a collage resembling a single Polaroid image.

Starting in opposite corners are uncut pictures of a fully clothed man (bottom left / tinted blue) and a fully clothed woman (top right / tinted pink). Both genders twist towards the center along curved paths, discarding clothes, wigs, shoes, and other accessories along the way, as the photos start to shatter, becoming less about objects and more about flesh. Approaching the center, the pictures are increasingly difficult to decipher, as body parts blend together and their owners’ identities dissolve.

Throughout the piece, the male and female cut marks are symmetric, mirrored versions of each other, extending beyond the boundaries of the photographs into the white border, itself composed of the individual white borders of all 150 Polaroids, so that the whole canvas comes to resemble a single giant exposure.

Polaroid Project was commissioned by lvhrd.

Polaroid Project

2008