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para- is used to mean "beyond, past, by'': paradox or "side by side.'' this series is a hauntological 'capturing' through & by expanded photographic means; found 35mm slides, out of date film, infrared imagery, poor image, screenshots, lost museum archives, #darktok, AI generation, queer cosmic pessimism, 3D modelling, anomalistic tests and non-human text prompts.

para is a networked schema trapped in pixelated otherness. it is a selfish virtual fingerprint; layered, captured and found never to be repeated. it is a decisive moment that needs no exposure, white balance, lightroom or resolution. para inhales everything floating behind image; gathering the fallen, the dead pixels of digital dust, coded crumbs, desktop bins with frozen debris, a vacuum of virus dripping JPEGs, memorial artifacts and PSI cracked screens…all that is control alt deleted and never formed into 'Poor Image'. para here reforms and reuses this raw ghosted system of photography and  shifts it into pseudo pictorial formats, browser rectangles and backlit illuminations of imaged voids. it is a paradox. para. parasite.



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