The Factory Studios, Bournemouth
'Spectra' was a group exhibition of the BA-Photography course of the Arts University Bournemouth. For the show I presented one work of art, which based on photography, aimed to explore the potential three-dimensionality of the medium through the combination of techniques of painting, sculpture and installation - art. Inspired by the obligatory 'please do not touch' - signs in museums and galleries, my image invited the viewer to approach art with an opposite attempt: Through a special emulsion, the photograph of a young woman acquired a tangible surface. Not only could the image be perceived through vision and touch, but also through interaction, as the viewer was able to use water to introduce his/her own artistic input. The image, when exposed to water, turned into a bright shade of pink. Next to the motives of tangibility, the image seeks to question the role of the female in art, as traditional object of the viewers gaze: Whilst the viewer is attracted to the touch, one is also questioned to feel the distance to the subject portrayed and therewith observe one's contradictory act of actively approaching the nude figure.