QUENTIN DE WISPELAERE
Ordinarily we think of objects as constituted by their shape, material, texture, physical place they inhabit and their dimension that induces the extension of space. Only later in a rather strange empathic matter we ascribe them certain judgements of aesthetic or moral kind. We give them character and taste. However, the very condition for such judgements is a perceptual giveness.
As the shapes, materials, textures and objects disintegrate into separate layers, photographs explore the boundaries of representation and hallucination.
The appeal to the hallucinatory element in the viewers’ mechanism of mental representation comes as a way to bring about the reflexion of fundamental issues in art (and photography especially), philosophy and even social affairs.
“Mirage study” aims to bypass the emergent order and disorder to penetrate into the more fundamental level of visual perception and, furthermore, to tear it apart.