Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid.   ···  

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations, 2018-present (Work in Progress):
Performing Photography

SITE2Q


A series of composite photo-montage ‘site portraits’ of former Dictatorship (1939–1975) era prisons in Madrid, Spain. The 18 buildings reverted to their pre-war social function, or similar (convents, schools, municipal buildings) and bear no markings to indicate their former use as prisons and sites of torture and execution. The story of these buildings remains largely unknown. They sit in plain sight within the city center.


For Half-Life | Vida Media, each building site is photographed forensically by artist Ann Burke Daly to produce photographic fragments (specimens) which are pieced together through installation to form a fractured and expansive montage. Photo-fragments are shot performatively by the artist in a single durational session at each site. Daly uses the camera as a prosthesis, creating 200-1000 photographs per site. Daly’s performative action requires physical exertion, and pushes the boundaries of the artist’s physical limits in shooting and installation. Fragments are pinned to the wall as a series of Specimens in each installation. The entire composite "site portrait" is like a giant flayed skin, flattened out, expansive, and stretched on the wall in front of an exhibition audience. Installation visitors are invited to investigate these immersive highly tactile specimen-walls, up close with Daly; like detectives at the scene of a crime.


Photo Credits and Descriptions:  Building SITE2Q

HALF-LIFE  Specimen photo fragments, 17 inches square each (2019) and Madrid studio installation test maquette photos by Ann Burke Daly, 2019. ||| Daly on location performatively photographing Site2Q in central Madrid, Spain; photos by EQUIPO MAAD, 2018-2019 ||| Architectural rendering by TWO SAINT CLAIR STUDIO, for installation proposal, for SITE1C, 2019.

Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid.   ···  
Artist Ann Burke Daly forensically photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid,Spain which are unmarked & hide in plain sight. Project: HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA (A Forensics of Plain Sight).   ···  
HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight). Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid, Spain. Building sites are photographed forensically to produce photo-specimen fragments   ···  
HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight). Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid, Spain. Building sites are photographed forensically to produce photo-specimen fragments   ···  
Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid.   ···  
Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid.   ···  
Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), Each photo-specimen is 17 inches square. Installations 200-1000 photo-specimens.   ···  
Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid.   ···  
HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight). Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid, Spain. ||| Building sites are photographed forensically to produce photographic fragmen   ···  
HALF-LIFE | forensics of plain sight. Building sites are photographed forensically to produce photographic fragments (specimens) which are pieced together through installation to form an immersive montage.   ···  
HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight). Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid, Spain. Building sites are photographed forensically to produce photo-specimen fragments   ···  
Beginnings of an installation maquette in the studio, Madrid, July 2019. For HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A forensics of plain sight), artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid.   ···  
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