COLLECTIONS

A PROCESS OF DEGRADATION

MEDIUM FORMAT FILM

This series of work was a response to my documentary work on areas of environmental degradation back home in Hermanus. These images and the process of their creation are a reflection on our environment. Very little care was taken in the way that I processed and handled the film. Leaving the results completely unpredictable. The film was crossed processed, with slightly too little chemicals and not properly rinsed of all the chemicals. The remaining chemical stains are evident, meaning the negatives are left vulnerable to an inevitable process of degradation. They are fragile. In much the same way that the environment is, with the current climate crisis. 

© 2021 BY MICHELLE DE CLERCQ. 

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