Photography: Brea Souders continues to capture the magic of static electricity

Date
27 February 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

These new images from Brea Souders might seem like simple abstracts, but the concepts behind them have its roots in traditional photographic practice and a simple scientific phenomenon. They are a continuation in her quest to explore static electricity, something she began working on back in 2012. “the result of an imbalance of electrons on the surface of an object.” She says. “When it occurs, the object is no longer in a state of electrical neutrality; it carries an invisible attractive charge.” In this instance that invisible attractive charge is taking effect on abstract scraps of photographic material; old negatives, contact sheets and coloured acetate.

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Brea Souders: Film Electric

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Brea Souders: Film Electric

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Brea Souders: Film Electric

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Brea Souders: Film Electric

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Brea Souders: Film Electric

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Brea Souders: Film Electric

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James Cartwright

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