Architectural rendering by TWO SAINT CLAIR STUDIO, Madrid, 2019. 

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations, 2018-present (Work in Progress): Performing Photography Site3P ||| Half-Life   ···  

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

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

SITE3P


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 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 specimen-walls, up close with Daly; like detectives at the scene of a crime.


Photo Credits and Descriptions: Building Site3P

Architectural rendering for installation proposal by TWO SAINT CLAIR STUDIO, 2019 ||| Daly on location performatively photographing Site3P in central Madrid, Spain; photos by EQUIPO MAAD (Madrid), 2018-2019 ||| HALF-LIFE specimen photo fragments, 17" inch square each (2019) + Madrid studio installation test maquette photos by Ann Burke Daly, 2019.


Ann Burke Daly’s project HALF-LIFE | VIDA-MEDIA (A Forensics of Plain Sight) is created in association with Madrid cultural collective Brumario.

Haz clic: Biografia y textos español.

Artist Ann Burke Daly on location performatively photographing Site3P in central Madrid, Spain; photos by EQUIPO MAAD, Madrid, 2018-2019 ||| HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA (A Forensics of Plain Sight) Photographic Installations, 2018   ···  
Artist Ann Burke Daly on location performatively photographing Site3P in central Madrid, Spain; photos by EQUIPO MAAD, Madrid, 2018-2019 ||| HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA (A Forensics of Plain Sight) Photographic Installations, 2018   ···  
Artist Ann Burke Daly on location performatively photographing Site3P in central Madrid, Spain; photos by EQUIPO MAAD, Madrid, 2018-2019 ||| HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA (A Forensics of Plain Sight) Photographic Installations, 2018   ···  
HALF-LIFE Specimen photo fragments, 17" inches square each (2019).

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations - Performing Photography Site3P. Half-Life is a series of composite photo-mo   ···  
HALF-LIFE Specimen photo fragments, 17" inches square each (2019).

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations - Performing Photography Site3P. Half-Life is a series of composite photo-mo   ···  
HALF-LIFE Specimen photo fragments, 17" inches square each (2019).

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations - Performing Photography Site3P. Half-Life is a series of composite photo-mo   ···  
Artist Ann Burke Daly performatively photographs former dictatorship era prisons in Madrid, Spain, which hide in plain site, unmarked, within the city center. Building sites are photographed forensically to produce photo-spec   ···  
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HALF-LIFE Specimen photo fragments, 17" inches square each (2019).

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations, 2018-present (Work in Progress): Performing Photography Site3P. Half-Life i   ···  
HALF-LIFE Specimen photo fragments, 17" inches square each (2019).

HALF-LIFE | VIDA MEDIA

(A Forensics of Plain Sight)

Photographic Installations, 2018-present (Work in Progress): Performing Photography Site3P. Half-Life i   ···  
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