Examples of Opposition Effect (installation view) - 2015
Opposition effect can be described as the brightening of a rough surface when illuminated from directly behind the observer, and is a noticeable phenomenon in photographs and videos taken on the lunar surface. The presence of this subtle optical distortion is at least partly to blame for conspiracy theories claiming that the Apollo moon landings were actually fictitious productions created in a film studio. My work engages with the language of delusion and speculation in opening up spaces where imagination and perception become tactile and fluid. I am curious about places where experimental attitudes and do-it-yourself ethos come together to foster new kinds of knowledge, envision possible futures and dispute established notions and categories. Through devising absurd systems and exuberant environments, I seek to simultaneously embrace and question our innate curiosity and stubborn artificiality.