Recordings #3 (At Sea)
Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints
Commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Lazarus said of this work: “Named after one of the photographs found in the installation, Recordings #3 (At Sea) continues my practice of assembling archives that explore the private and public meanings of photographs, as well as the nature of the medium itself. Outstripping simple notions of nostalgia, these found objects evoke images through what I’ve termed ‘snapshot writing’–handwritten inscriptions originally intended for a small, often intimate audience, replaced now by hashtags that immediately become public, performative, and archival acts. This installation asks viewers to engage the photographic imaginary in an era when ubiquitous images often fail to show us something new. It is in the margins of the photographic medium that I find nascent meaning.”
A video produced by SF MoMA about the installation can be viewed here (3:16).
Documentation images by Johnna Arnold