Bio

Faith Moosang’s artistic practice involves the use of rephotography, taking multiple photographs of the same scene but in time-lapsed intervals. In her use of televised imagery, she deals extensively with corporate entities in an explicit manner. Logos, tags and other readily identifiable symbols of these entities are purposely incorporated into her works to avow a connection between the corporation and their actions or offerings. March to May, a televisual account of the official Iraq War from March 19th to May 1st is sourced from a viewing of over two-hundred hours of archived television coverage. Each photographic image manifests as a durational record of approximately five seconds of selected real-time segments of the event.  While completing this piece for her MFA degree, Moosang was required by Simon Fraser University to obtain corporate permission from the television stations to include the footage with channel identifiers in her work. Her lack of success in meeting this requirement forced her to make a sudden shift in the creative process. A professional video editor was employed to remove the logos in a manner consistent with not just the general tone/colour/density of the area being fixed, but also the moire pattern of images from older model televisions and the actual very minuscule screen pattern that was evident in the television screen itself. Subsequently, the meaning of the work was altered significantly and became a different piece altogether but Moosang has found that the resulting piece lends itself more to obfuscation, an original undercurrent in the work.

 


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