Ethnoscapes – Icons as Transplants

In this series of 80 environmental portraits, the paradoxical traits of social networks, globalization and issues of identity are explored. The work take the form of a hypothesis by giving visual reference to a thematic question: “What if we change the environments in which street people from Lagos appear, and put them in ‘other’ streets of ‘other’ metropolises? Would this allow us to begin to see with “other eyes”? It draws a clear reference to Marcel Proust quote: “The only true voyage… is to possess other eyes, to see the world with the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred worlds that each of them sees, that each of them is”.

FINISH: DIASEC mounting –
Diasec is a method of preservation of photographic images. The mounting process uses no glue instead it utilises a special liquid chemical to create adhesion between the three components in the composite. The face of the image adheres chemically to the back of a transparent Plexiglas and the image back to a rigid aluminum sheet. The process ensures the absence of dust particles or air bubbles with no traces of glue. The front face of the plexiglas filters ultraviolet light and avoids discoloration of the image. The final artwork is a guaranteed Museum quality finish with image longevity of over 70 years.

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