Research Questions



My practice explores the notion that the snapshot photograph is a form of prosthetic memory and in so doing asks the rhetorical questions:-
·         What is a snapshot?
  The technicity of the snapshot…
  The snapshot as object…
  The snapshot as prosthesis…
·         Why do we take snapshots?
  The ritual of the snapshot…
·         What relationship do snapshots have with memory?
  Remembering and forgetting…
  The snapshot and the extended self…
My practice explores the ontology of the snapshot photograph and the unique nature of the snapshot as a photograph and the relationship between the snapshot and memory attempts to visualise these concepts using an experimental approach based on a hermeneutic dialectic. My thesis explores the theory behind these questions through a process of critical reflection.