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notes on Capturing A Vanishing

To Magnify

To enlarge

To observe detail

To enquire

To detect

To make miniature

To make magnificent

The miniature and the gigantic / the miniature and the magnitude.

Who uses magnifying glasses?

Doctors / Surgeons / Scientists / natural sciences / natural history / historians / detectives / antique

dealers / collectors / photographers / painters / miniaturists / jewellers

… making something minute/minutiae

… making something a curios…

… making something precious…

… making something otherworldly...

… making something collectable…

How do I start to deal with the image and the magnifying glass in terms of its own connotations i.e.

as collector of a cabinet of curiosities?… to make something rare / to have something rare / to show

things of beauty… to compete with the curiosities that are already in the cabinet?

What is already in the cabinet of curiosities?

How do I undertake this experiment and/or introduce this role of 'the collector' into the work?

As a starting point I would like to introduce glass slides into the process and aesthetic/presentation

of the work.

Glass slides / a making of my own lenses.

Creating the conditions of a glass display case: Potentially this introduces 3 layers of glass into the

experiment; layer 1 - the magnifying glass; layer 2 - the glass slide; layer 3 - the glass frame (if the

results of the glass slide experiments becoming photoshop based alone and not a form of

presentation/frame then these layers will be digitized)

Posted by This is me Happy in my Skin on 3/30/13

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