Impermanence of Knowledge
My photographs examine issues of information and knowledge, exploring the decay of access that comes from the inherently temporary nature of the vessel in which it is contained, or the manner in which it is conveyed. Information surrounds us, and changes in technology, information destruction, and neglect alter our connection to the data. Information is moving from the printed book, to digital hard drives, to mere ether with the exodus towards the cloud. As we move further into the Information Age, how we store, secure and retrieve it is of greater concern.
Photographs are another type of information, records of something that existed or occurred in space and time. The digital era is transforming photographic image making removing the photographer from the darkroom. Film and darkroom knowledge have become almost endangered species. Printing with an analogue medium, the work clings to a process on the verge of being lost to explore capturing informational decay and fractured knowledge. – Gregory T. Davis
Gregory T. Davis is an artist living and working in Lexington, KY. He received his BFA in art studio from the University of Kentucky in 2002, and his MFA in photography in 2006.
He works in different media, including photography, sculpture, and bookmaking. For his photographic work, his preferred material is film and large format cameras.