To Photograph the Work
I usually take the pictures of my own work. These photographs serve as documents. Since many of my works are three dimensional, I have to choose ideal angles, light-ing, and narrative so that they can be understood by an outsider's eye. I prefer to photograph the works in their exhibition spaces.
It happens that I make some works through the lens of a photographic or video camera. This carries the objective of documenting the process of the work. One still might speak of documentation. But this also gives me the opportunity to take a critical look at the work during its cre-ation. It allows me to look at it as though from a third eye, in an objective way, and if necessary to make corrections.
Thad Ourevent wis , atrod of working. I think I saw this for the first time in the photographs of C. Brancusi. He changed his studio as though it were a continually changing organism and took photographs of this process. For him, photography was both a means of documentation, a work in itself, and a vehicle of thought. When I take photographs or videos of my works and the process of their cre-ation, I think I do the same thing. When I set out from this idea of documentation, these become the record of the process of the work and pull me to what one might consider "process art".