PAUL SUNDAY // Archive/Improv


Lately, I find myself making pictures of pictures, obsessing over the photograph as an object. My studio is a laboratory, a space for experimentation. It is bursting with equipment, lights, scraps of bric-a-brac, and old props but above all, an extensive archive of my images. I use all of this as material for improvisation. Riffing on the vocabularies of installation, sculpture, and collage, I contemplate the magic and mystery that photographic images have always held for me. 

In this photographic moment, what is photography? Is it possible for an artist to work in the realm of photography and beyond photography at the same time? What will become of photographs? These were the questions on my mind during the making of Archive/Improv.