Megan Moore lives and works in Montreal (Canada). She has exhibited in Canada (Espace Projet, FOFA Gallery, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Toronto Media Arts Centre) and Europe (Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany, Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK). In 2015, she won the Montreal Emerging Photographer award. Megan holds a BFA in photography from Concordia University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph. Through the manipulation of personal and public archives, Megan Moore’s immersive photo and video installations offer reflections on memory, grief, and the photographic medium.
About the artwork
The series of images titled Specimens are inkjet photographs sourced from her personal archive that have been transferred onto an unstable substance that resembles bodily fluid. Once the image has been transferred, it begins to transform. The material cracks, bends, contracts, expands and sweats infinitely over time, resulting in a photograph that is abstracted from its original form. The new image is then scanned far past its original resolution resulting in a hyper detailed photograph with each fissure rendered in full detail.
The images in Specimens represent material manifestations of memory as indexed scientific material. Their indecipherable quality renders the index unreadable, in turn representing the unindexable nature of memory.