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Unplanned Obsolescence I and II
Screen prints on paper

Angela’s recent work explores the fragmentation of the photographic image by using a halftone print process to turn a digital record of a chance moment in time into a physical object.

    The exaggerated halftone, printed with a distorted four-colour process flattens and distances the image, resisting legibility to create a tension between surface and subject. This tension is eased when viewed through a phone camera screen: the image, when returned to its digital origins, recovers some of its depth and detail.

    The title Unplanned Obsolescence reflects not just the decline of the halftone in commercial printing (where it originated), but also the potential obsolescence of all forms of human endeavour from organised religion to refuse collection systems and perhaps even to iPhones.

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