Alexander Awramenko

The Interstitial Space: Photography and The Extended Gaze

London College of Communication

This practice-based research project investigates modes of viewing in relation to the photographic image and explores the viability of the photographic image as a metaphysical space that can facilitate an extended mode of viewing, post image resonance and the dissemination and evolution of meaning. It seeks to question the dynamics of the image-spectator exchange in facilitating or denying the potentiality of the gaze, to what extent external conditions including image placement, display methods and visual interruption contribute to, enhance or negate the gaze, and the relevancy of ‘slow looking’ regarding the photographic image in contemporary mass culture.

Supervisors

Anne Williams

Paul Tebbs

Patrick Sutherland