Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Bane of access to a few billion images....

For those familiar with Narelle Autio's 'Summer of Us' (as shown at WAMM in this year's FotoFreo), Peter Tonningsen's 'Flotsam and Jetsam' might cause a few to wince. These two series of work, whilst supposedly blind to each other, raise some interesting questions about originality. As mentioned in this post back in May, when 'honest' why can't they both explore the same issues without guilt? That said, I would be curious to know how they would/will respond once they become 'aware' of each other.

From a purely aesthetic perspective, this is even more complicated when you include general images of entropy similar to Albert Watson's 'Tutankhamun's Glove'.

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