AA2A Artist

Mim Robson

Year:
2022-23
Email:
mimrobsonartist@hotmail.com
Website:
Social link:
@mimrobsonartist
Project summary:

I am a multi-disciplinary artist currently working on projects exploring ideas around identity, memory, and loss. I have a background in photography and like to work with old, analogue cameras, cyanotype and experiment with darkroom techniques. I have a degree in Creative Expressive Therapies, and I work in community arts.

I am interested in using visual imagery to explore my own experiences of loss, the tension between holding on and letting go, and how photography can be used to capture memories as part of a potential process of letting go. I frequently work with techniques in darkroom photography, in printmaking and in other mediums, which erase parts of images that hold meaning or memory to me, or which make them increasingly vague and hard to identify. I am interested in noticing when these images stop holding meaning, if they ever do, and whether the gradual dismantling and dissolving of an image may be a process of letting go.

During my time on the AA2A scheme, I hope to use the darkroom facilities to revisit my love of photography, explore ideas and techniques, develop my photography skills, and further some projects I have begun which involve darkroom processes. This includes developing and printing my own photographs for use in projects such as printmaking and cyanotype. I will also be working on a portrait project using an old glass plate camera, which I have altered to use paper negatives. This camera is fascinating and produces photographs which have a sense of a different era. I also hope to experiment with darkroom techniques to create interesting effects and to alter photographs. The time on the scheme will give me a space to focus on my own creative work, play with new and old ideas, improve my skills, and develop ongoing projects.

I am a multi-disciplinary artist currently working on projects exploring ideas around identity, memory, and loss. I have a background in photography and like to work with old, analogue cameras, cyanotype and experiment with darkroom techniques. I have a degree in Creative Expressive Therapies, and I work in community arts.

I am interested in using visual imagery to explore my own experiences of loss, the tension between holding on and letting go, and how photography can be used to capture memories as part of a potential process of letting go. I frequently work with techniques in darkroom photography, in printmaking and in other mediums, which erase parts of images that hold meaning or memory to me, or which make them increasingly vague and hard to identify. I am interested in noticing when these images stop holding meaning, if they ever do, and whether the gradual dismantling and dissolving of an image may be a process of letting go.

During my time on the AA2A scheme, I hope to use the darkroom facilities to revisit my love of photography, explore ideas and techniques, develop my photography skills, and further some projects I have begun which involve darkroom processes. This includes developing and printing my own photographs for use in projects such as printmaking and cyanotype. I will also be working on a portrait project using an old glass plate camera, which I have altered to use paper negatives. This camera is fascinating and produces photographs which have a sense of a different era. I also hope to experiment with darkroom techniques to create interesting effects and to alter photographs. The time on the scheme will give me a space to focus on my own creative work, play with new and old ideas, improve my skills, and develop ongoing projects.

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