Stella Whalley er en London-basert kunstner som arbeider med blant annet grafikk.
Stella Whalley om Cinematic Series:
In these prints I explore the formal and compositional elements of cinematography as well as visual characteristics of electronic data transfer that relates to photography, video and film.
Each print consists of two film-stills I have extracted from their original context and positioned within a frame that echoes the elongated cinema screen format. By combining images from different film scenes into one picture, a new temporal and spatial relationship occurs. The images also enter into a dialogue with one another. In some of the film-stills there are subtitling, which is from the moment the picture was taken by myself. This text adds another layer to the interpretation of the prints. They are furthermore positioned in angular composition to each other so that they create an illusion to the viewer/observer as if he or she is looking in onto to the scene. The picture plane itself is an illusional space reminiscent of a darkened cinema theatre. They highlight the aesthetic quality that is conditioned by the various technical characteristics of electronic data transfer such as moiré and recertification. They are printed on Hannimule photo rag 300gm paper to keep the quality of the photographic and rasterized imagery and are all 100cm long.