Out of Context (Windows with Fan on Floor)
Photographs are characterised by their detailed resemblance to a certain scene, yet images are immediately and, almost always, taken out of context. Michael G. Prais offers digital re-assembly, breaking down the building blocks of images – literally and conceptually – whilst emphasising modes of spontaneity, randomness, deterioration and loss. Prais’ process reiterates the isolation that we tend not to notice when considering a single image. In the absence of resemblance, the frame becomes the chief characteristic of these photographs. Prais shows us that fragmentation and separation are part of the process: art is found in a descension into chaos.