Forms in Green


Forms in Green enact an unveiling or exposure of the process of photography as such. They embody a photological revelation of photo-graphy. For Heidegger the work of art performs exactly this type of disclosure. Art is the setting-to-work of truth. However, the fact of the truth must reveal its truthfulness, un-conceal itself in order to manifest its truth. Heidegger draws on the Greek word aletheia – ‘the unconcealedness of beings’ in his discussion of the operation of truth. The work of art, discloses this very truth, reveals the unconcealedness, stands outside concealedness in the clearing of the unconcealed. Light is connected to aletheia as that which enables a disclosure or revelation of the truth: ‘[light is] that through which we see’. Truth is aligned with an action of uncovering or unconcealment; that which is illuminated is that which has lost its hiddeness. Disclosure and unconcealment are central to the creation of these images; it is the removal of the paper notices that reveals the hidden shadows left behind. Forms in Green are photic objects that disclose photography in its purest and most minimal form. They reveal light as the essence of the medium. The visibility of the process can be read as an unconcealing of photography. Photography, as a material medium, becomes unhidden and more being-ful. Beyond this depiction of photography, there is a picturing of light itself as that which makes visibility possible.

— Sandra Plummer