Sina Boroumandi / Overlap / Artistic residency on-line
Artistic residency on-line / March – April 2023
This work consists of two opposite qualities in photo making. One quality is derived from long exposure time shots with a blurry texture, while the other is shot in a fraction of a second and in sharp focus. The emphasis is on the combination of these two qualities and experimenting with the visual expressive power that can be developed in this project. Each of these totally opposing qualities stands for each end of wide range of experiences in social life, from the most satisfying in one end to the most distressful in the other. Overlapping of these narratives leads to visual strangeness and complications of circumstances happen in everyday life in a specific geographical border, Iran, and in a specific time, Today. /Sina Boroumandi/
Sina Boroumandi – born in 1980, BA in visual arts, lives and works in Iran. His main media to work with is photography and the fact that it owes its existence to reality (objects in front of the camera) was the strongest reason to be chosen to seek the very essence of reality or the hidden truth which was my main obsession in art. I found out that the fact that photography is capable of copying and representing the world as it is, and it is also believed by public, does not work well in revealing the hidden aspects of it, helped me in experiencing and exploring new ways of seeing photographically and making pictures with the aid of optical effects. Mean that I decided not to manipulate the essential functions of the camera and darkroom, but to work on the various ways to manipulate and modify the light rays which carry the picture through the camera, and exposures as well.