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Festoon is a series of photographs of personal possessions remaining in parked vehicles.


Made at night in several European cities, Festoon depicts car interiors as spaces of cinematic charge - silent
imprints of the vehicles’ owners, illuminated by torchlit time exposures in public spaces. Taken without the
owners’ knowledge or consent, the images carry overtones of surveillance and the ambiguity of the private image in public space.
The clandestine manner of acquiring the images exploits ill-defined margins of legal distinction and social
acceptibility, which vary geographically. Festoon occupies the territory between paparazzi photography and
remote imaging, excavating the conflict of ownership related to such processes of image acquisition.

 

 
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