First Signs of Madness: Part 2

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog or updated the content of my site. Tonight, a new blog post, and (assuming I can get the content up) some new galleries for the main part of the site.

In recent months I have returned to my work on First Signs of Madness and transcription. I intend to make a further book that examines more closely the relationship between art, madness and education. In an attempt to describe it as succinctly as I can, I would say it’s about alienation or being in a place where you’re not welcome or you don’t feel welcome.

One of the original inspirations behind First Signs of Madness was a book called Asylum by Dag Alveng (click here to see the work), which examined the trappings of a mental institution. And so I decided over the summer that I would try to photograph the trappings of the institutions I was interested in.

Around the same time I also started using Instagram on my phone to try and free myself from my usual rigours. All the photographs below have been made in this way (with some post-production), and I intend to make an initial book with them in the coming weeks and months.

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