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Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum

The Shadow Never Lies

TAKAO MINAMIPuppet Study No. 42010, 

Video projection and program-controlled blind, dimensions variable, 

Photo by Andrew Stooke for ArtAsiaPacific.

Before Henry Fox Talbot’s game-changing innovations to the stability of the calotype negative, chemical processes were often inconsistent and fugitive, and the postproduction, review and editing of images were impossible. Early photographic images were one-offs, in which an unambiguous tie existed between a presence and its image. Since then, photographic technology has advanced considerably, enabling a shift in this relationship…

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