Jamie Johnson

Chaos, Order intends to explore the concept of unrepeatability and the subjectivity within the creation of the new. I execute this via the means of gesture and natural human fallibility; how an action can be performed in the same manner x number of times, but never identically. Capturing the results of these actions is the camera, which, paradoxically, executes the same process repeatedly with expected results; as Thierry De Duve wrote, the snapshot “steals life. Intended to signify natural movement, it only produces a petrified analogue of it” (1978:114). The work consists of multiple large-scale prints of grids, with many similar photographs. None are identical; a degree of the artist’s subjectivity is applied to every image but is only ever implied, as is a conversation on the wider art sphere, and our individual perceptions of what art can be.

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