ID - Max Van Der Wal
ID is a research into the emergence of myself, a complex chaotic mess of memories and impulses through the means of transformed photography, which is clear to everyone familiar with photography, a medium inexplicably linked with memory. My experimentations with mordançage in black and white and colour have given me various transformational degrees which I use to answer questions: how do we recognise objects? How does a tiny patch of red, green and blue coloured gelatine show us the faces of our loved ones? What role does memory play in our ability to recognise? What are the required features of an object for it to be recognisable? Where lies the perceptual limit of our recognition of an object and which aspects are of importance?