Random Quotes (2009)
Random Quotes is a reaction to the creative intentionality attributed to the artist-photographer. The photographs in this series were taken without looking at the camera during the last night of a Limassol carnival in Cyprus. A small discrete camera was randomly pointed at different subjects/ objects and, as a result, any aesthetic decisions were intentionally avoided. The quotes that accompany the images were randomly picked from books in a library written by art philosophers and randomly assigned to the images. As a result, both images and texts are considered to be “Random Quotes” of reality and theory respectively. When exhibited, the work also focuses on the viewer’s re-imagination processes. Even though the images and texts were randomly matched, the viewer, striving for meaning, makes unconscious associations between text and image which of course change depending on the viewer.