Before developing the paper in the darkroom, I sealed the edges of a stack of paper that had been shot. Instead of developing each photograph individually, I dropped the whole stack in the chemical solution and the developer seeped into the hole left by the gunshot. The entire series is here: http://www.markteiwes.com/shotsfired
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
August 15-October 17th, 2016 I had a solo show at the Marian Gallery in Cambridge, MA.
In conjunction with the exhibit, a panel discussion was hosted. Faculty discussed ways to address how teachers, parents, and other service providers can talk about gun violence and the related trauma.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
MFA in Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition
June 19 – 25, 2016
Reception Saturday, June 25
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Lunder Arts Center
1801 Massachusetts Ave
SHOTS FIRED: Using a camera-less process, I shoot photosensitive material. It is the literal documentation of the effects of a gunshot on silver gelatin photographic paper, 4x5 sheet film, and paper treated with cyanotype emulsion. The objects are exposed to the ambient light and later developed. When a photograph violently interacts with the exterior world, the medium’s relationship to its referent is affected. My inquiry and experimentation produces objects that capture evidential traces of trauma. The abstract becomes physical, and the viewers become judges, victims, perpetrators, investigators, and witnesses.