Doug Stockdale's Singular Images

March 2, 2017

Fortress America – a political folly

Filed under: Middle Ground, Photography, Projects/Series — Tags: , , — Doug Stockdale @ 6:49 pm

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Middle Ground, San Diego, 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale

I have enjoyed a short breather from my Middle Ground project, an investigation of “Fortress America”, a sarcastic visual parody of the current political desire to build a HUGE wall to protect America from the desperadoes of the South. I touched on this project briefly during my interview with Aline Smithson for Lenscratch, but none of photographs from this project were included (I think that this is my bad, as I meant to, but not sure that I actually provided one)

So a quick recap: I now think that I have all of the photographs to finish this project (which means I will not be acquiring the 50mm Distagon for a film version of this project), now heavily into editing and I think that time is of the essence to get this project completed. I do not think it will stop the political folly, but this might help with the discussion as to why this wall is such a stupid, impracticable and expensive idea (I don’t think that this concept worked for China or most recently in Berlin). Yes, a billion dollar wall that can be overcome by a used $25.00 ladder. sigh.

One idea for an artist book (and hopefully a trade edition) is to design, print and bind the interior pages as an accordion (Leporello or Concertinas). The results will create a continuous line of the barriers (photographs), thus another layer of visual parody about The wall.

Okay, back to work!

Cheers

 

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2 Comments »

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