Nancy D Valladares

The Weight of Water, Sustained by my Spine, 2015

Pinholes are one of the oldest known forms of cameras in Eurowestern tellings of photographic history. They occur in nature like happenstance, when light passes through small holes and cavities. This work was an investigation of performativity, colonial vision and material culture, a form of play with a camera that emerges directly from the soil.

Clay vessel, large format film, water, gelatin silver prints. Installation view of BFA show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.