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Donigan Cumming
Continuity and Rupture

“I have used photographs, sound, text, and video in my work. What binds these elements is an attachment to external reality – the work records and documents. All the work that I do is set loosely within the framework of social documentary – work that interprets social attitudes and individual response. Within the category of social documentary, I include every aspect of the work – its whole affective life, including its production and its reception – questions of critical and popular reaction, professional ethics, narrative devices, symbology, rhetoric, myth, and so on. The continuity in my work is to raise questions about documentary practice – to challenge assumptions – even as I present the realities of social conditions. In short, the work comments, often very critically, on the documentary tradition that feeds and houses it. Its overt artificiality and lack of orthodoxy are the first signs of rupture – fiction infiltrating the house of truth, and vice versa.” (Donigan Cumming)

Year of publication : march 2000
12×21,5 cm , 24 pages
Selling price : 8 €. Text in French and English.

Exhibition dates :
from October 25 to November 2, 1999

Writings by Donigan Cumming: “Continuity and Rupture”.

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