Questions and activities
Consider the connections between photographs and sculptural casts. Research both processes involved in creating them, listing similarities and differences. How are negative and positive impressions created in each?
How do the images in this exhibition 'retain a trace of the subject itself'? Consider the way the photographs explore memory and a connection to the past. What impact does this have on your experience of the works? Discuss.
Choose an artwork from this exhibition that acts as a ‘memorial’, recording something now past. Explore the mood being portrayed. What elements has the artist used to make you feel this way?
Select a number of objects and images from your immediate environment that reflect the idea of reproduction; plaster casts, footprints, masks, fingerprints. Photograph these in a variety of contexts to create a series. Consider elements such as composition, lighting, scale, contrast and focus.